Senior Research Fellow in Education, University of Huddersfield

Pam Hanley is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Effective Education. She has a BSc in Psychology/Zoology and an MA in Social Sciences. Her PhD focused on the teaching of the origin of life in secondary school science and RE classrooms.

At the IEE, Pam has been involved in evaluations of science, maths and literacy interventions at both primary and secondary school level. Previously, Pam worked at the University of Southampton where she focused on research into science education, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She was also responsible for course evaluation and market research for the Science Learning Centre South East. Before working in academia, Pam was involved in market, social and media research in a variety of organisations including the Independent Television Commission, the British Board of Film Classification and the Co-operative Wholesale Society. She has also worked as a journalist on Which? magazine.

Pam’s interests include science education, continuing professional development, learning through small group discussion and the use of mixed methods in research.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Huddesfield
  • –present
    Institute for Effective Education, University of York