Name Dr. James Lovatt
School STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


Dr. Lovatt is a lecturer in Science Education. He is the current Head of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies. He teaches and researches in the area of Initial Teacher Education and STEM Education.  Dr. Lovatt previously served as Chair of the Professional Masters of Education and as the School of Education Studies co-ordinator for the BSc Science Education, BSc Physical Education with Biology and BSc Physics Education with Mathematics.  Dr. Lovatt completed his PhD in the area of Chemistry Education. He is a member of a network for research-based teacher education – Teacher Education: QUality, Integration and LeArning (TEQUILA). Dr. Lovatt has participated in EU 7th Framework projects (SAILS) and is currently collaborating with colleagues to develop Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ applications.


Dr. Lovatt’s research interests and expertise are in the areas of Science Education, Teacher Education across the continuum, Teaching and Learning Methodologies with specific interest in Inquiry-Based-Science-Education (IBSE), Classroom Discourse, Assessment, Informal Learning and Education Design.
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