Physics education

Physics students observing a lecture at the University of Leeds

The physics education research group is an integral part of the School of Physics and Astronomy. Our research looks at the ways in which students learn physics and develop as physicists in the 21st Century. Results of this research allow developments in curriculum, delivery and assessment to enhance the student experience.

We have a wide variety of interests focussing around:

  • use of technology for learning
  • collaborative learning / peer instruction
  • keeping core learning alive in students minds / effective revision strategies
  • development of students' research skills
  • engagement with employability and 'real world' physics
  • effective assessment for different learning outcomes.

Our members

Associate members

  • Dr Emma Pittard
  • Professor Jim Ryder
  • Dr Michael Inglis

PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective PhD students. Potential projects can be found in our postgraduate research opportunities directory.