Our People

Dr Jeremy Airey

  • teaching and learning in science, particularly secondary-level biology and psychology;
  • thinking and concept acquisition in challenging aspects of biology;
  • the structure, effectiveness and impact of continuing professional development for school science educators.

Professor Judith Bennett

  • Curriculum innovation and evaluation in science education
  • Systematic reviews of research in science education
  • Attitudes to science

Dr Lynda Dunlop

  • science education (primary and secondary)
  • teacher education
  • philosophy for children

Dr Kerry Knox

  • Teaching and learning of science at the undergraduate level
  • Development of expertise in experimental chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary training

Emeritus Professor Robin Millar

  • Science education especially at secondary school level
  • Public understanding of science and scientific literacy
  • Development of scientific reasoning

Alistair Moore

  • Biological science education at secondary school level
  • Embedded formative assessment and Assessment For Learning
  • Innovation in curriculum design

Christine Otter

  • Development of context-led curricula in post 16 chemistry
  • Provision of inservice support for chemistry teachers
  • Initial teacher training in science

Dr Maria Turkenburg

  • How science works and Nature of Science
  • Curriculum changes
  • Attitudes to science


Dr Martin Braund

  • Primary-secondary transition
  • Museum education
  • Discussion and argumentation in science
  • Science education in primary and secondary schools

Fred Lubben

  • Learning science in everyday contexts
  • Understanding of experimental measurement
  • Teacher professional development strategies
  • HIV/AIDS education

Dr Anne Scott

  • Biological education

Dr Elizabeth Swinbank

  • Physics educational materials
  • Provision of in-service support for teachers
  • 'Frontier physics' in school curricula
  • History and philosophy of science in school curricula
  • Development of context-led physics curricula at secondary level
  • Collaboration with research physicists in universities and other institutions

Mary Whitehouse

  • Science education at secondary level
  • Education for scientific literacy
  • Assessment of science