Staff Profile

A headshot of Senior Lecturer, Nathan Green.

Nathan Green


Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in October 2023, I was a Deputy Headteacher in a Special Needs Provision for Young People covering a range of conditions including, Autism, ADHD, SEMH and high anxiety. This was preceded by nearly 20 years in education where my role started as a Science/Chemistry teacher, progressing to Subject Leader in Science. I soon realised my passion and enthusiasm in pastoral activities which lead me to becoming a Pastoral Lead in a large mainstream secondary school. From here I gained my SENCo qualification and became the SENCo for a school with a high level of SEN requirement and a challenging social environment. I continued to implement my ethos to ensure everyone was given equal opportunity to succeed. Finally, I had the opportunity to establish and lead a new school exclusively designed around young people with specific educational needs.

I attained a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree at Leicester Polytechnic and spent an industrial year at Kodak UK researching novel organic molecules for the photographic industry. My specialist area of interest and research was Organic/Metabolism Chemistry. This led me to complete my PhD in Chemistry at Birkbeck College, London, researching novel applications of NMR Spectroscopy for Environmental analysis. I them moved to Imperial College, London, as a Research Fellow, to continue my work in novel applications of spectroscopic analysis for metabolic processes.

During this period, I was an active member of professional groups, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, presenting my work at conferences and meetings, both at a national and international levels. On transitioning to education, I continued my interest in novel approaches and applied this knowledge to both my Science Teaching and Pastoral/SEN support.

My greatest accolade to date, and career highlight, is being an integral part of establishing a new SEN provision for vulnerable and misunderstood members of society. The impact of the school, and the progress each individual made, was often breath-taking and testament to each person being given the opportunity to shine. I am looking forward to further developing my practice and sharing my experience in supporting and training the next generation of Healthcare Professionals when working and interacting with such an important group in society.