Andrew Bullough

Andrew C Bullough BSc (Biol), Dip Phys Ed, PGCE, MA Autism

Senior Research Fellow, Course Leader - MA Professional Practice in Education


I am a senior research fellow at Sheffield Institute of Education's Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange. My interests focus on curriculum development, especially in terms of the design of teaching and learning resources and their associated theories. I work on projects with a range of partners and clients with STEM and SEND contexts. I am passionate about the application of cognitive science to support student engagement and progression in science.


I am proud to have worked on a broad range of projects many being influential such as the Pupil Researcher Initiative which heavily influenced the formation of STEM ambassadors scheme and new CPD approaches through the Science Learning centre network. With Cre8ate maths I was project manager on a project that brought in over a million pounds to SHU and achieved National acclaim with the maths strategies. In terms of traditional academic publications I have few however in terms of of teaching and learning resource material production I have many publications of which a large proportion are available online for public download. Of these I am proudest of writing the original assessment tasks for KS3 QCA science. (these were an early online publication that achieved over 50,000 downloads in 3 years). I also love informal learning and have arranged approximately 50 such events for over 7000 school students at venues as varied as The Deep, Sheffield Winter Garden, English Institute of Sport, W5, the Royal Institution and The Houses of Parliament.

Specialist area of interest



College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject area


Courses taught

MA PPE, MA Ed, MA PD Psych.

Modules taught

Reflecting on Professional Practice

Curriculum Design and Innovation

Contemporary Issues

Extended Research and Consultancy Project

Research and Development Project



Current and recent research and knowledge exchange projects include:
Sheffield Innovation Programme
IOP CPD evaluation projects
Future Heroes
Grow Programme
Primary Science For All

Featured research projects


Have collaborated with CSER at SHU and many external scientists including Bryan Cox and others for Research Council related PUS work also funders such as Pearson


Journal articles

Bullough, A. (2016). Does intelligent life exist beyond our planet? An exercise in estimation and problem solving. School Science Review, 97 (360), 61-62.


Perry, E., Booth, J., Zhu, H., & Bullough, A. (2023). Research into the Institute of Physics’ early career professional learning programme. Sheffield Hallam University, Institute of Education.

Sherborne, T., & Bullough, A. (2017). Engage. Equipping the next generation for active engagement in science. Periodic report number 2. Sheffield Hallam University.

Byrne, E., Booth, J., Bevins, S., & Bullough, A. (2017). Chain reaction final report. SCIENTEX.

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise Masters level students on Autism, Education and Psychology courses.

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