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Jonathan has a background as a secondary physics teacher, an informal maths and science educator, science communication through song and composer for stage musicals. He recently brought together these various skills for the SciTunes project which created a series of music videos about Key Stage 4 physics and was supported by the Stephen Hawking Foundation. He continues to perform at science festivals and schools as well as teaching in an alternative education provision for students unable to engage in mainstream schools.


Jonathan's principal research interest is in the educational engagement of neurodiverse learners within a secondary chemistry context. He aims to adopt a participatory approach in order to amplify the voices of neurodiverse students who are traditionally overlooked by mainstream educational research. The research aims to challenge deficit-based narratives of their educational potential, as well as critiquing ableist assumptions within educational engagement literature. You can view Jonathan's research profile on PURE here.

His thesis is titled: The barriers and facilitators to deep educational engagement for neurodiverse learners in secondary chemistry classrooms.