The Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Learning and Education is a multidisciplinary research group. Find profiles, publications and contact details of members here.


For general enquiries about the centre please email:

Dr. Kendra McMahon
Senior Lecturer in Science Education
IfE (joint centre leader)

Alan Howe
Education Studies Head of Department
IfE (joint centre leader)

CRSTLE Contacts

Visiting Professors

  • Professor Linda La Velle, Professor of Biology in Education, Executive Research Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
  • Professor Michael Reiss, Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education

Bath Spa University Staff

  • Kendra McMahon, Senior Lecturer in Science Education, IfE (joint centre leader)
  • Alan Howe, Education Studies Programme Leader, IfE (joint centre leader)
  • June Bianchi, Senior Lecturer in Art Education, Leader of Art PGCE, IfE
  • Dr Nigel Chaffey, Course Leader: Environmental Science, CoLA - Culture and Environment, News Editor for Annals of Botany which hosts his monthly plant education column “Plant Cuttings”,
  • Chris Collier, Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, module leader Education and the Environment, IfE
  • Rebecca Digby, Senior Lecturer in Education, Programme Leader Education Studies Early Years, IfE
  • Sarah Earle, Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education (TAPS Project lead), PhD student, IfE
  • Dr Peter Etchells, Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology, CoLA - Culture and Environment, coordinator of  the Guardian's science blog network, where he has written about the intersection of neuroscience and education
  • Penny Hay, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education and Director of Research 5x5x5=creativity, IfE
  • Dr Iain Haysom, Course Leader: Diet and Health, CoLA - Culture and Environment, leader of open module Discovering Science,
  • Isabel Hopwood-Stephens, Lecturer in primary science education and  PhD student, IfE
  • Dr Alison Lee, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Psychology CoLA - Culture and Environment, with particular interest in the neuropsychology of Parkinson’s disease. 
  • Paul Lortal, Secondary PGCE Programme Leader, PGCE Biology, IfE
  • Darren Mckay, Senior Lecturer in Primary PGCE
  • Caroline Ormesher, Senior Lecturer, Primary Maths, IfE
  • Dr Anil de Sequeira, External Affairs Co-ordinator (Biology) and Course Leader BSc (Hons) Food with Nutrition and BA/BSc Food and Nutrition (Combined) CoLA - Culture and Environment,
  • Dr Chloe Shu-Hua Yeh, Senior Lecturer of Education Studies (Research Methods), IfE
  • Dr Ian Todd,  Biology subject Leader, CoLA - Culture and Environment

Associate members

Associate members external to BSU with whom we are currently working on research:

  • Professor Dan Davies, Dean of the Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Professor Davies has been a co-researcher on the TAPS project.  
  • Dr Camille Paoletti. Camille acted as a visiting researcher from University of Strasbourg, France in 2015

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