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


In 1998, Christine began work on the King's-Medway-Oxfordshire-Formative Assessment project (KMOFAP), where she 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, Christine has developed a line of work relating to teachers’ professional learning and has been involved in classroom research investigating evidence-based practice with a focus on the use of portfolios and diaries as reflective professional tools.

For further information please see her Research Staff Profile.

Christine a member of the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics with a specialism in science education.


  • PGCE (PGCE Science Director)
  • MA Science Education