University Associate Professor in Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Mark Winterbottom is a University Associate Professor in Science Education at the University of Cambridge. His research areas include classroom pedagogy with and without technology, informal science learning, teacher education and assessment, and how classroom environment can impact children's learning.
Along with teaching on the science PGCE courses and supervising Masters students, Mark also coordinates leadership training for teachers who wish to run the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme in their schools. He is also responsible for liaising between the Faculty of Education and sixth form colleges in Cambridge.
Mark's work has contributed to education and teacher development in Egypt, Qatar, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. His current research projects, funded by the European Union, the Wellcome Trust and the Cambridge Science Centre, focus on enhancing science capital in young people via informal exploratory learning, and by teenagers teaching visitors in science museums. Mark holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.