Angus Murray - Head of Life Sciences
Richard Greenberg - Teacher of Biology
Richard Greenberg studied at Oxford University where he focused his studies on human evolution. After graduating he worked for a few years in science and health policy for a few years before making his way to education. He has since taught in a number of schools in London and further afield. In addition to Biology, Richard has a love of learning languages (despite not being enamoured of them in school) as well as enjoying rock climbing, the martial art of capoeira and cycling.
Majid Shayeghi - Teacher of Biology
Majid Shayeghi is a teacher of Biology at Harris Westminster. Dr Shayeghi began his academic career by completing an Honours degree at Queen Mary and Westfield College, followed by an Masters’ in Medical Parasitology and a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Kent. He continued onto a successful research career for ten years before embarking on a teaching career in secondary Science. Dr Shayeghi’s interest lie in travel and sport. As well as being a devoted family man, he has embarked on several adventurous holidays including trips to North America, Mauritius, China and the Far East. Next on his list are the Caribbean and Australia where he hopes to live one day in the future. Although he is mostly an armchair football fan these days, Dr Shayeghi enjoys all sports and still plays six a side in a dad’s team to express his highly competitive nature.
Chloe Jenkins - Teacher of Biology
Chloe Jenkins is a teacher of Biology at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. Ms. Jenkins started her education on a unique path by completing a dual-credit pharmacy assistant program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), a Canadian polytechnic institute while simultaneously completing high school. This early exposure to the healthcare field instilled in her a solid understanding of medical concepts and practices, which would later enhance her teaching approach. She earned her Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Waterloo, deepening her understanding of Biology and research skills. Ms. Jenkins then went on to complete a Bachelor of Education with specializations in Biology and Social Sciences. Ms. Jenkins has a keen interest in plant biology, human anatomy, and adolescent psychology. Beyond teaching, she loves to travel, plays flute in the Harrow Concert Band, and experiments with urban gardening.
Margarita Bromberg - Teacher of Biology
Mrs Bromberg was educated initially in Argentina before moving to the UK in 1995. She then undertook her MSc in Biochemistry Research at Imperial College before working first at the Natural History Museum and then at UCL as a post-graduate research assistant. She then qualified as a teacher of Biology and joined Bullers Wood School in 2009 and Trinity School in 2016. She is a keen sportswoman taking part regularly in triathlons, open water swimming and long distance cycling events.
Gabriela Espinoza Quintero - Teacher of Chemistry
Gabriela Espinoza Quintero is a Teacher of Chemistry at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. Dr. Quintero got started in the world of Chemistry by completing a BSc. in Chemistry at Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, in Mexico, followed by a PhD at the University of Oxford. During her PhD, she studied the fascinating field of the Chemical reactivity of group 14 and 15 Zintl Ions towards Organometallic Species. She loves playing music and training capoeira in her free time.
Ian McDermott - Teacher of Chemistry
Ian McDermott is a teacher of Chemistry at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. Mr McDermott completed a BSc degree in Chemistry at Imperial College, London and gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education. He has been a teacher for nearly twenty years, mainly in London schools but also in Switzerland and Portugal, and also worked for five years advising pharmaceutical companies on their communication strategies. Mr McDermott has a keen interest in the current climate emergency, completing several university short courses in climate science and working with Extinction Rebellion on their educational presentation ‘Heading for Extinction’. In his spare time, and when not spending time with his toddler, Mr McDermott enjoys cooking and surfing.
Adán Reyes-Sánchez - Teacher of Chemistry
Adán Reyes-Sanchez teaches Chemistry at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. He completed his BSc and MSc degrees at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he worked on the use of low-valent nickel compounds as catalysts in the direct addition of amines to alkenes and alkynes. He then moved to the UK to pursue a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His doctoral research focused on the synthesis and reactivity of compounds with metal-metal bonds. Dr Reyes-Sánchez has held teaching roles at secondary school and undergraduate levels in Mexico and the UK. Outside school, he enjoys running, going to the cinema and navigating the British waterways on his narrowboat.
Emily Woods - Teacher of Chemistry
Emily Woods is a teacher of Chemistry at Harris Westminster. Ms Woods completed her Masters in Chemistry at Durham University. She spent the fourth year of her degree working in industry for acrylics manufacturer Lucite International, where she completed a Masters’ research project focused on synthesising plastics using renewable feedstocks. Ms Woods began her teaching career in 2013 through the Teach First pathway and has previously taught general Science and KS5 Chemistry in a South London school before joining Harris Westminster. In her spare time, Ms Woods enjoys reading, pub quizzes and singing in a local choir.