Research

My research interests currently revolve around teaching 'The Nature of Science', 'The Scientific Method'. In particular what do trainee teachers understand about these concepts and ideas in science. This leads to work on a better understanding of the 'How Science Works' approach in the new GCSE examinations.

Linked to this work is research on the teaching of Evolution in science and the place of Creationism in a school based context.

Other research interests involve issues Surrounding the publication of the Theory of Evolution by means of Natural selection by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin.