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Dr Jane Essex



Personal statement

I am a lecturer in chemistry education, with teaching and supervision responsibilities on the PGDE chemistry. I also contribute to the teaching on BA routes and MA programme. I moved to Starthclyde University from Brunel University London. Prior to that I had been an Inititial Teacher Education tutor at Keele University (Staffordshire).

I taught science in schools in various parts of England before moving to Higher Education and retain a keen interest in all aspects of school science.


Why don't we include everyone when we talk about 'science for all'?
Essex Jane
Education in Chemistry, (2018)
How far has science come since the Warnock Report? What educational research tells us?
Essex Jane
School Science Review, pp. 29-34, (2018)
Why 'science for all' is only an aspiration : staff views of science for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Essex Jane
Support for Learning Vol 33, pp. 52-72, (2018)
Characterising patterns of engagement of different participants in a public STEM-based analysis project
Essex Jane, Haxton Katherine
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement Vol 8, pp. 178-191, (2018)
But is it science?
Watts Mike, Salehjee Saima, Essex Jane
Early Childhood Development and Care Vol 187, pp. 274-283, (2017)
Cultural inclusion in science education.
Essex Jane
Science Education towards InclusionScience Education towards Inclusion, (2016)

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Research interests

My research interests cluster around science education, specifically the impact of science outreach and inclusive science teaching. Related research areas include the preparation of teachers for inclusive practice.

Professional activities

National Qualifications Support Team
Taste, one of the Glasgow Science Centre's series of 'lates'
Chemical Education Research Network North
Inclusive Salters' Institute Chemistry Festival
Inclusive Young Chemical Ambassadors Day
Reviewer for Jounral for Innovation in Education

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