Contact details


Telephone number: 01865 274006

Role: Supernumerary Fellow; University Lecturer


Dr Ann Child January 2019


After obtaining a degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, Ann taught science in secondary schools in the UK for 8 years and in Sierra Leone, West Africa, for 3 years. In these schools she held posts of Head of Chemistry and Head of Science.

Research interests

She is involved in a number of research projects. In science education she is involved in two funded projects, the first to investigate the assessment of practical science and the second to develop religious education and science teachers’ use of argumentation as they work together collaboratively. She is also involved in a project with colleagues at Oxford looking at the issues and challenges that English as an additional language (EAL) students face in learning science. In teacher education she is involved in a pilot project to look at the assessment of teacher quality in a number of low- and middle-income countries, and is also supporting the Royal Academy in Bhutan to develop its teacher education and research. 


Subjects taught:

MSc in Professional Development in Education