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Prof Michael Reiss
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 0207 612 6800
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  • Chair of Science Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am Professor of Science Education at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, University College London, Visiting Professor at the Royal Veterinary College, a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. My research and consultancy interests are principally in science education, sex education and bioethics. Books of mine include: Briggs, A. & Reiss, M. J. (2021) Human Flourishing: Scientific Insight and Spiritual Wisdom in Uncertain Times, Oxford University Press; Mazorodze, R. & Reiss, M. J. (2019) Cognitive and Metacognitive Problem-Solving Strategies in Post-16 Physics: A Case Study Using Action Research, Springer; Barmania, S. & Reiss, M. J. (2018) Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia, Springer; Abrahams, I. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2017) Enhancing Learning with Effective Practical Science 11-16, Bloomsbury; Reiss, M. J. & White, J. (2013) An Aims-based Curriculum, IOE Press; Jones, A., McKim, A. & Reiss, M. (Eds) (2010) Ethics in the Science and Technology Classroom: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning, Sense; Jones, L. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2007) Teaching about Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism, Peter Lang; Braund, M. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2004) Learning Science Outside the Classroom, RoutledgeFalmer; Levinson, R. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2003) Key Issues in Bioethics: A Guide for Teachers, RoutledgeFalmer; Halstead, J. M. & Reiss, M. J. (2003) Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice, RoutledgeFalmer; Reiss, M. J. (2000) Understanding Science Lessons: Five Years of Science Teaching, Open University Press; Chapman, J. L. & Reiss, M. J. (1999). Ecology: Principles and Applications, Cambridge University Press; Reiss, M. J. & Mabud, S. A. (Eds) (1998) Sex Education and Religion, The Islamic Academy; Reiss, M. J. & Straughan, R. (1996). Improving Nature? The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Cambridge University Press; Reiss, M. J. (1993) Science Education for a Pluralist Society, Open University Press; King, A. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (1993) The Multicultural Dimension of the National Curriculum, Falmer Press; and Reiss, M. J. (1989) The Allometry of Growth and Reproduction, Cambridge University Press.

Research Summary

My research is principally in the fields of science education, sex education and bioethics.

Teaching Summary

Most of my teaching is at doctoral level in the fields of science education, sex education and bioethics. My doctoral completions to date are:

  • George Lazarashvili (2022; EdD)
  • Paulina Bravo (2022; PhD)
  • Emma Mitchell (2022; EdD)
  • Ambrose Hogan (2021; PhD)
  • Sue Sissling (2021; EdD)
  • Emma Newall (2021; EdD)
  • Victoria Mohammed (2021; PhD)
  • David Mills (2021; PhD)
  • Adrian Jackson (2020; PhD)
  • Ellie Armstrong (2020; PhD)
  • Jane Insley (2019; PhD)
  • Denise Balmer (2019; PhD)
  • Wisam Sedawi (2019; PhD)
  • Joy Silverman (2019; PhD)
  • Jo Sell (2019; PhD)
  • Seth Aiman (2019; PhD)
  • Guzhanat Gafu (2019; PhD)
  • Alyaa Ebbiary (2018; PhD)
  • Tuba Gokpinar (2018; PhD)
  • Wilton Lodge (2018; PhD)
  • Helen Darlington (2017; PhD)
  • Jenna Scaramanga (2017; PhD)
  • Richard Sheldrake (2016; PhD)
  • Sima Barmania (2016; PhD)
  • Charlotte Thorley (2016; EdD)
  • Ronald Mazorodze (2016; EdD)
  • Steve McCulloch (2015; PhD)
  • Tim Rutzou (2015; PhD)

  • Grace Sim (2015; PhD)
  • Perle Brewster (2015; EdD)
  • Rebecca Torrance-Jenkins (2014; PhD)
  • Dee Cavender (2014; PhD)
  • Amanda McCrory (2014; PhD)
  • Catherine Lee (2013; PhD)
  • Maureen Ellis (2013; PhD)
  • Jen Jamieson (2013; PhD)
  • Tamjid Mujtaba (2012; PhD)
  • Jaya Naugah (2011; PhD)
  • Juliette Fritsch (2011; PhD)
  • Anna Nicolaou (2010; PhD)
  • Colin Rawlins (2010; EdD)
  • Yousria Hamed (2009; PhD)
  • Fionagh Thomson (2007; PhD)
  • Alun Morgan (2007; PhD)
  • Lyn Haynes (2006; PhD)
  • Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir (2006; PhD)
  • Jacek Brant (2006; EdD)
  • Marco Basso (2005; PhD)
  • Edina Schimanski (2005; PhD)
  • Gisele Alves de Sá Quimelli (2005; PhD)
  • Mihirinie Wijayawardene (2004; PhD)
  • Tlakale Phasha (2002; PhD)
  • Pavlos Sinigalias (2002; PhD)
  • Joviter Katabaro (1999; PhD)
  • Roger Vallance (1998; PhD)

Academic Background
    ATQ08 - Accredited as a teacher of their subject by a professional UK body  
    ATQ07 - Holder of a PGCE in higher education, secondary edu, further edu, life long lear  
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