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Dr Amanda McCrory
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 02076126645
  • Lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

UCL Institute of Education 2014 to present 


  • Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching;
  • Visiting Lecturer Krakow University;
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor (working with the charity Nip It in the Bud);
  • Early Years and Primary Learning and Teaching Module Leader (PGCE, M Level);
  • UCL Ethics reviewer;
  • UCL Academic Board Member;
  • ESERA reviewer and peer reviewer for a number of academic journals;
  • Advisory member for the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education;
  • External Examiner Malta University.          


  • UK Editor of the Journal of Emergent Science (ASE) – focus is on science education for 0-11 year-olds;
  • Consultant and creator of initiatives for Science and Mathematics education (STEAM) for Hangzhou World Primary School, China;
  • Designer of a number of programmes of study for informal learning opportunities for teachers in Initial Teacher Training via the NHM and Science Museum;
  • Consultant for Science and Maths Education (for schools);
  • MA Science, PGCE Secondary Science and Primary MA Lecturer and Supervisor;
  • Science Lecturer on the Inspires Teaching Programme, Imperial College London;
  • Ph.D and Ed.D Supervisor;
  • Lecturer on the Ed.D Programme;
  • Member of IOE Science SIG;
  • Member of European Consortium on Science Education (Science with and for education);
  • Board member of the Association of Science Education.


  • Line Manager for staff and staff mentor;
  • M Level Assessment Lead (PGCE);
  • Primary PGCE Programme Lead (Academics, Curriculum, Assessment, Mental Health and Wellbeing);
  • Primary/Secondary PGCE Science Conference Convenor.


  • Curriculum Chair – Teach First;
  • Grant Museum - a member of the research project team investigating teaching Evolution to KS4;
  • EYFS/Primary Science Lead (PGCE, Teach First, EYITT).

Research Groups
Research Summary

Dr Amanda McCrory, Ph.D, is a lecturer in science and primary education at UCL/IOE and is driven by social justice. Research interests are as follows:
  • Socio-scientific issues
  • Ethics
  • Controversial issues
  • Creativity and Inquiry in Science Education
  • Science and maths Pedagogy 
  • BME
  • Social class
  • Intersectionality and social justice 
  • EYFS/Primary and Secondary Education (Science and maths) 
Current research projects include:  
  •  LittleSTEMS project - investigating the emerging skills primary-aged children need to develop 21st century skills needed for future industries. Working in partnership with UCL Innovation and Enterprise, UCL Microbiology, Deloitte, Lorca, 3D Hobbs, In2science, ABPI and Little STEMS.
  • Teaching the Holocaust in Primary Schools (UCL Centre for Holocaust education).
  • Engaging EYFS parents in STEM activities (Dr Toby Cubbit and The Royal Society).
  • Race, Ethnicity and Science: Exploring the Community Cultural Wealth of BME students.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Schools (Professor Phil Jones).
Amanda is also the UK Editor for the Journal of Emergent Science, an Association of Science Education (ASE) publication, which focuses on science education for 0 – 11 year olds, for which she has written a number of articles regarding science education. 

Teaching Summary

Leadership and Teaching in Schools (2001-present)

  • Deputy Headteacher - Leader for Assessment, Budget Management, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; PGCE mentor - university and school partnership (Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University);
  • Line manager of teaching staff;
  • Staff and student teacher mentor;
  • Assessment, Science, Literacy and Mathematics Leader (phase leader);
  • Advanced Skills Teacher for Primary/EYFS and Science, Essex;
  • Transition Lead for Primary to Secondary Lead;
  • Year 2, Science and SATS Co-ordinator;
  • EYFS-Y6; Y7/8.

Since 2014, I have lectured and taught on the following Postgraduate Programmes at UCL IOE:
  • Teach First Primary
  • Primary PGCE
  • School Direct Top Up
  • Secondary PGCE Science
  • MA Science Education
  • MA Primary and Early Years Education
  • Ed.D Foundations of Professionalism 
  • Dissertation supervisor for MA and doctoral courses
Other university lecturing includes:
  • Imperial College London, Inspires Programme
  • Malta University MA Science and doctoral studies
  • Krakow University Mental Health and Well-being
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