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Professor of Science Education, The University of Western Australia

I am Professor of Science Education in the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Australia. I am co-editor of the university student textbooks, The Art of Teaching Science (2004, 2012) and the The Art of Teaching Primary Science (2007). My primary research interests relate to genetics education, socioscientific issues, argumentation, and decision-making.


  • 2014–present
    Professor, University of Western Australia
  • 2008–2014
    Professor, Curtin university


  • 1999 
    Curtin University, PhD
  • 1994 
    Curtin university, MSc

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Promoting scientific literacy of secondary science students through studying socioscientific issues and argumentation
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:

Research Areas

  • Curriculum And Pedagogy (1302)


FSB (Fellow of Society of Biology)