Miss Nicola Jones

  • Lecturer in Science (School of Education)


Nicola joined the University of Glasgow's School of Education in 2021 with over 20 years teaching expertise in a range of secondary science education contexts as well as 5 years experience as an associate tutor for the PGDE physics, PGDE chemistry and masters led education courses at The University of Dundee. She began her teaching career in Malawi as a physical science teacher and on returning to Scotland taught physics and science within the Stirling and Angus local authorities. During that time she had responsibility for overseeing NQTs for over a decade and for leading a variety of whole school initiatives such as “visible learning”. Throughout her career she has made key contributions to a range of organisations such as the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority), ASE (association for science education), IOP (institute of physics) and Education Scotland.


MEduc 5 Dissertations


Nicola teaches on the following courses:

  • PGDE Secondary Science and Physics
  • PGDE Primary Science
  • MEduc 5 Education in Practice STEM
  • MEduc 4 Education in Practice Science
  • MEduc 3 Curriculum Enquiry Science
  • MEduc 3 Science meets the Arts (elective)
  • MEduc 1 Education in Practice


Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2013: CSciTeach (ASE)
  • 2012: Long service award (ASE)
  • 2008: Volunteer of year (Volunteer Scotland)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2003 - 2009: Committee Member, Association of Science Education (Scotland)
  • 2005 - 2012: Committee Member, Association of Science Education (UK 11-19)
  • 2012 - 2015: Committee Member, Institute of Physics (Scotland)

Additional information

Nicola is a member of the following professional bodies and holds a CSciTeach award:

  • Association of Science Education
  • General Teaching Council for Scotland