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Research fellow, University of York

Pam Hanley is a Research Fellow at the Trials Unit, University of York. 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 Trials Unit, Pam is part of the team evaluating education interventions through Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs). She previously performed a similar role at the Institute of Effective Education at York, mainly working on science, maths and literacy interventions at primary and secondary school level. She has also conducted research to explore links between primary schools and local industry, and to look at subject-specialist vocational teaching in Further Education colleges. Previously, Pam worked at the University of Southampton where she focused on research into science education, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Before working in academia, Pam was involved in market, social and media research. She has also worked as a journalist on Which? magazine.

Pam’s interests include science education, continuing professional development, teaching and learning from primary to further education levels, and the use of mixed methods in research.


  • 2018–present
    Trials Unit, University of York