Science and Education writer
James graduated in Geology from the University of London and trained as a science teacher at Chelsea College, London. He taught science in North London (Enfield), South London (Croydon) and Surrey where he worked as a Head of Department and Assistant Headteacher. Since 1997 he’s been involved in teacher education.
His doctoral research is a case study on the Nature of Science in the National Curriculum: 1988 – 2010. His published research includes articles on the issue of creationism and evolution in the science classroom. At Sussex he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on education as well as aspects of the history and politics of education. He is a successful textbook writer, author of teacher education books and numerous newspaper articles. He regularly provides expert opinion for the media including ITV, BBC TV and radio. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a Chartered Science Teacher.