Dr Jane Essex

Senior Lecturer

Education

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, as well as supervising reserach students from BA through to PhD routes. I moved to Starthclyde University from Brunel University London. Prior to that I had been an Initial 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.

My major professional interests, outside teacher education and educational research, are science outreach and inclusive science education.

Prizes and awards

Winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry: Inclusion and Diversity Award
Recipient
7/5/2019
RSC committee Innovation award
Recipient
30/10/2018
Winner of the Herald Global Game Changers Award
Recipient
12/9/2018
Shortlisted for STEMnet ambassador of the year
Recipient
1/11/2016
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Recipient
30/9/2014
Outreach Academic of the Year
Recipient
15/6/2014

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Qualifications

2001- 2005  Open University  Doctorate in Education, Can mentoring raise attainment in Science?

1997-2000   Open University  Master of Arts (Education)

1985-1986   Univ. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne  Post Graduate Certificate in Education

1982-1985   Univ. of London  Bachelor of Science (Hons), Toxicology and Pharmacology

Publications

Understanding inclusion in teacher education : a view from student teachers in England
Essex Jane, Alexiadou Nafsika, Zwozdiak-Myers Paula
International Journal of Inclusive Education (2019)
Experiences of educational transition : young women with ASD, and the staff supporting them, speak
Essex Jane, Melham Pauline
Support for Learning Vol 34, pp. 86-111 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.12235
Approaching acids, bases and indicators inclusively
Essex Jane
Education in Chemistry (2019)
Unthinkable, unfundable and unknowable : the evidence void on making science accessible to pupils with learning disabilities
Essex Jane
(2019)
But is it science?
Watts Mike, Salehjee Saima, Essex Jane
Early Years Science Education (2018) (2018)
Why don't we include everyone when we talk about 'science for all'?
Essex Jane
Education in Chemistry (2018)

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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

Chemical Education Research Network North 19
Participant
4/4/2019
Reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education
Consultant
18/12/2018
National Qualifications Support Team
Consultant
18/6/2018
Taste, one of the Glasgow Science Centre's series of 'lates'
Participant
1/6/2018
Chemical Education Research Network North
Participant
29/5/2018
Inclusive Salters' Institute Chemistry Festival
Participant
16/5/2018

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Projects

Towards a better understanding of the barriers and opportunities for children with learning difficulties in the chemistry classroom
Essex, Jane (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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