Dr Iain Moore

Senior Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I started my academic life researching semiconductors and found the appeal of teaching in the labs too strong. After completing my PGDE at Strathclyde I took up a post as a Physics teacher taking on a wide range of curricular and extracurricular roles. I returned to study at Strathclyde and achieved an MEd in Leadership and Management in Education before becoming a Principal teacher of Physics. The draw of academia led me to take up a position as a Teaching Fellow in Leadership and Management in Education. In my current position as Director of STEM in the School of Education, my work sits uniquely at the intersection of science, digital education and educational leadership. I view my work through a socially progressive lens, bringing together my scholarship and teaching interests to work towards new ways of ensuring that STEM education can act as a facilitator of equity and fairness in society. In particular I am interesting in widening access to high quality STEM instruction to all young people. I recently received funding to develop CLPL for Early Years STEM, I am firmly of the opinion that a strong basis to STEM education will lead to a brighter future for pupils – whether or not this is their chosen career path. Science and Engineering remain at the core of my interests. In terms of research, I am particularly interested in the dynamics of leadership and how this can be related to balanced subject choice, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. As Vice Chair of the Institute of Physics Scotland committee I advocate for continued high quality specialist provision of Physics in Scottish Secondary Schools. Ensuring access to this instruction is central to a socially progressive view of Science learning.


The effect of student voice on the perception of student agency
Moore Iain
International Journal of Educational Research Vol 112 (2022)
BGE S1-S3 Science -Biology Chemistry Physics Topical Science : Third and Fourth Levels Student eTextbook
Wootton Phil, Iafrate Giuliana, Moore Iain, McBride Barry
Higher Physics
Chambers Paul, Moore Iain, Ramsay Mark
Higher Physics for CfE
Chambers Paul, Ramsay Mark, Moore Iain
FET based nano-pore sensing : a 3D simulation study
Moore I, Millar C, Roy S, Asenov A
Journal of Computational Electronics Vol 11, pp. 266-271 (2012)
Brownian noise in FET based nano-pore sensing : a 3D simulation study
Moore I, Millar C, Roy S, Asenov A
2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010 2010 14th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, IWCE 2010, pp. 27-30 (2010)

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Professional activities

Taking a Critical Approach to Educational Improvement
IOP (External organisation)
Professional Development and Training Summer Academy 2019
Institute of Physics (External organisation)

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Building teacher leadership (highlands)
Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator)
Short course designed to develop teacher leadership
19-Jan-2022 - 02-Jan-2022
Building Teacher Leadership
Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator)
Short course for teachers looking to improve leadership skills.
18-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2022
Building Teacher Leadership in the Digital Environment
Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator)
Short course for teachers to build their leadership skills in the digital domain.
12-Jan-2021 - 26-Jan-2021
Building Teacher Leadership - Mid Career Teachers
Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator)
Short course on Building Teacher Leadership Course for the EIS funded through the STUC, specifically aimed at mid career teachers.
10-Jan-2020 - 24-Jan-2020
Practitioner enquiry support in East Renfrewshire (Woodfarm and Cross Arthurlie)
Wall, Kate (Principal Investigator) Beck, Anna (Academic) Firth, Jonathan William (Academic) Moore, Iain (Academic)
Tailored practitioner enquiry support to develop whole school approaches
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Use of Podcasts in Higher Education
Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator)
A University wide project investigating the use of Podcasts in Higher Education

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