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After reading Physics at the University of Birmingham and training to be a Science teacher at Sheffield Hallam University, Dan has taught Physics in a range of schools for 15 years. Until recently Head of Science at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Dan is a Chartered Physicist, an Ogden Trust Teacher Fellow and Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics. He is particularly interested in evidence based practice in Physics education and in supporting and encouraging aspiring teachers.


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  • PGCE Secondary Science Education – Sheffield Hallam University
  • MSci (Hons) Physics – University of Birmingham
  • MSc Teacher Education - University of Oxford

Research interests

Physics pedagogy

Science teacher education

Widening partipation in higher education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Investigating the Extent to Which Informal Mentoring by Recently Retired Teachers of Physics Can Support Beginner Teachers of Physics to Grow in Their Teacher Knowledge and Influence Their Retention in Teaching, University of Oxford

7 Oct 201811 Dec 2020

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020


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