John is a senior lecturer in chemistry education at Nottingham Trent University.
John worked as a research chemist before deciding to take a leap of faith and change career. He retrained as a teacher and spent ten years in three different secondary schools, as a chemistry teacher and head of department. He has been an examiner and advisor to a UK exam board, and has contributed to the development of the revised A-level chemistry specification.
In September 2012 John moved to Nottingham Trent University as a senior lecturer in chemistry education, and more recently PGCE/PGDE course leader. He has been a member of the Education in Chemistry editorial board since 2011 and is chair of the RSC’s chemistry subject knowledge enhancement working group.
Relevant chemistry education
Enthusing chemistry students
Learning to teach science in the secondary school
A companion for trainees
Mind the gap
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