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

I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College, Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers, Docent at the University of Helsinki and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. My research and consultancy interests are in science education, sex education, curriculum studies and bioethics. Books of mine include: 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 in the fields of science education, sex education, curriculum studies and bioethics.

Teaching Summary

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

  • Denise Balmer (2014-19; PhD)
  • Wisam Sedawi (2014-19; PhD)
  • Joy Silverman (2012-19; PhD)
  • Jo Sell (2014-19; PhD)
  • Seth Aiman (2014-19; PhD)
  • Guzhanat Gafu (2016-19; PhD)
  • Alyaa Ebbiary (2014-18; PhD)
  • Tuba Gokpinar (2011-18; PhD)
  • Wilton Lodge (2015-18; PhD)
  • Helen Darlington (2011-17; PhD)
  • Jonny Scaramanga (2012-17; PhD)
  • Richard Sheldrake (2013-16; PhD)
  • Sima Barmania (2013-16; PhD)
  • Charlotte Thorley (2011-16; EdD)
  • Ronald Mazorodze (2011-16; EdD)
  • Steve McCulloch (2010-15; PhD)
  • Tim Rutzou (2014-15; PhD)

  • Grace Sim (2010-15; PhD)
  • Perle Brewster (2006-15; EdD)
  • Rebecca Torrance-Jenkins (2011-14; PhD)
  • Dee Cavender (2009-14; PhD)
  • Amanda McCrory (2005-14; PhD)
  • Catherine Lee (2009-13; PhD)
  • Maureen Ellis (2011-13; PhD)
  • Jen Jamieson (2008-13; PhD)
  • Tamjid Mujtaba (2009-12; PhD)
  • Jaya Naugah (2003-11; PhD)
  • Juliette Fritsch (2005-11; PhD)
  • Anna Nicolaou (2008-10; PhD)
  • Colin Rawlins (2008-10; EdD)
  • Yousria Hamed (2006-09; PhD)
  • Fionagh Thomson (2000-07; PhD)
  • Alun Morgan (2002-07; PhD)
  • Lyn Haynes (2001-06; PhD)
  • Gunnhildur Óskarsdóttir (2003-06; PhD)
  • Jacek Brant (2003-06; EdD)
  • Marco Basso (2002-05; PhD)
  • Edina Schimanski (2002-05; PhD)
  • Gisele Alves de Sá Quimelli (2002-05; PhD)
  • Mihirinie Wijayawardene (2000-04; PhD)
  • Tlakale Phasha (1998-2002; PhD)
  • Pavlos Sinigalias (2000-02; PhD)
  • Joviter Katabaro (1995-1999; PhD)
  • Roger Vallance (1994-1998; PhD)

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