David M Jones BSc (Hons), FHEA, PgCert, PGCE
Senior Lecturer in Science Education (Physics)
I am an academic tutor on the 3Y BSc &QTS, PGCE and Teach First courses. I also work within the Centre for Science Education with a variety of CPD courses. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, I worked as a Secondary science and physics teacher for 23 years in schools in Birmingham, New Zealand, Derbyshire and Sheffield. I had a variety of roles in that time and was involved in many projects; including a post-16 Manufacturing and Technology course, CASE and The Institute of Physics’ Advancing Physics Project. I provided CPD to teachers and, with a keen interest in the use of ICT in schools, worked as a consultant for a number of software companies on their physics based packages. I am a long-time member of the ASE and a regular attendee of the Annual Conference.
My main role now is teaching on the various Initial Teacher Education routes, with a particular emphasis on Physics and the effective use of ICT. I also work closely with our PGCE and Teach First students and mentors in our partnership schools. I am also involved with the Centre for Science Education and delivering their high quality CPD.