Current roles

    I work at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada in a number of roles supporting teaching and learning (see panel left).

    Prior to moving to UBC in the Summer of 2012, I held a Chair of Physics Education in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. I was also Dean of Learning and Teaching in the College of Science and Engineering at Edinburgh from 2010-12. 

    In Edinburgh, the research group in Physics Education Research (PER) that I established continues. Although a well-established research area within the discipline in the US, Australia and elsewhere, there's relatively little PER activity in the UK: here are some more details of the sorts of things that we have done and they continue to do.

    A good deal of my current research interest centres around the use of the PeerWise system in various teaching contexts. There are more details in the links to articles and recent talks, and at the online community of practice site that we have developed PeerWise-Community.org