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Dr Spela Godec
Room 710
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury
Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5548
  • Research Associate
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

I finished a sociology of (science) education PhD at King's College London in 2017, exploring how gender, social class and ethnicity shape girls' engagement with science in formal and informal contexts. I joined UCL Institute of Education in March 2017.

Previously, I had completed a Master of Pharmacy degree at the University of Ljubljana and an MSc in Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (Sociology) at the University of Bristol. I have worked in the areas of education/social research and healthcare in public and private sectors. 

Languages spoken/written: Slovenian (native), English (proficient), Spanish (intermediate), German (intermediate)

Research Summary

My research interests include:

  • sociology of education
  • science education (in formal and informal settings)
  • social equity
  • gender
  • social class
  • ethnicity and migration

I work on the Youth Equity and STEM project (2017-2021), in which we focus on equitable practices in informal STEM learning settings, such as community centre, science centre, tech clubs and zoos. This is a Wellcome Trust funded project and is a collaboration with the Michigan State University and the Oregon State University/Institute for Learning Innovation. The UK side of the project is led by Professor Louise Archer.

I am part of the Science Capital Research team, where following the Enterprising Science project (2012-2017) I continue to be involved in disseminating findings, delivering professional development sessions for teachers and writing academic and practitioner publications.

I also do evaluation and consultancy work for museums, galleries and other education providers.

Teaching Summary

I teach on BA and MA modules, and am involved in marking and supervision of postgraduate students.

Academic Background
2018 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
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