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Prof. David Read

Professorial Fellow in Chemical Education



Location: Southampton, UK


David Read is Professorial Fellow in Chemical Education at the University of Southampton. David was previously a schoolteacher at a secondary school, and has led on the development of innovative teaching methods and the use of learning technology in chemistry and more widely at Southampton. David is currently admissions tutor for the Science Foundation Year and Director of Outreach in Chemistry, and Head of the Education Group within Chemistry, and works closely with those involved in public engagement in the department.  David is partly seconded to the Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) at Southampton, where he Education Collaborative Lead (Partnership with Faculties), supporting the development and delivery of training activities for academics and early career researchers.  David is investigating the role of subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in teacher development at school and university level, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2017.

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