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Dr Christine Harrison

Senior Lecturer in Science Education

HarrisonCContact information:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 3110
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 3182




About me

I worked in secondary schools for 13 years before joining King’s to run the Biology Education section. My teaching and research have centred on assessment, science education, cognitive acceleration and the use of text and TV in classrooms. Throughout all of these, I have maintained an interest in professional learning, in working collaboratively with teachers and in ensuring effective knowledge transfer.


In 1998, I began work on of the King’s-Medway-Oxfordshire- Formative Assessment project (KMOFAP), where I developed action research work with science and mathematics teachers to help them focus on and improve their formative practice. This led to a number of other national and international research projects and consultancies in the area of classroom assessment.  More recently, I have developed a line of work relating to teachers’ professional learning and have been involved in classroom research investigating  evidence-based practice with a focus on use of portfolios and diaries as reflective professional tools.

For further information please see my Research Staff Profile

I am a member of the following ECS research groups:


  • PGCE (PGCE Science Director)
  • MA Science Education
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