Glenn Hurst completed an integrated MChem from Durham University and PhD from Newcastle University in the UK. He was appointed Associate Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of York in 2014, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2017 and to Associate Professor in 2020 where he works in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.
His research interests lie within chemistry education, specializing in adopting systems-thinking approaches within all levels of green and sustainable chemistry education. At York, he chairs the institutional Learning and Teaching Forum, which nurtures and shares creativity and good practice in learning and teaching across the institution.
He was recognized by Jisc as one of the top ten social media superstars in higher education in 2017, was a finalist in the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ in 2018, highly commended for ‘Teaching Excellence’ in the Educate North Awards 2019, won the American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education in 2019, won the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award 2020 and gained a National Teaching Fellowship in 2021.