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Dr Christopher Ince
Lecturer (Education Academic) in Secondary ITE


I lead Secondary Science PGCE programme, delivering the science sessions of the PGCE programme as well as aspects of the GPE (General Professional Education) sessions.

Prior to joining Brunel I taught science for ten years in the English education system of which I spent six years as the Head of Physics at a large state school and sixth-form college in Sheffield.

In addition to my work within science I led on Teaching and Learning across the school for three years and was the 'lead' Curriculum Leader, designing and implementing initiatives to improve the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects and key stages.

My work draws on many areas of expertise from STEM Education to Policy Analysis and Curriculum Reform, and is currently focused on examining the power structures and discourses that are revealed during educational 'turning points'.


I completed my undergraduate degree in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield in 2008.

From there I began a career in science education, and was awarded my PGCE in 2009. While teaching I studied for my MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education and subsequently a Doctorate in Education, also at the University of Sheffield, submitting my thesis in 2019.

I received scholarships from the Department for Education for my MA and EdD work and a series of grants from the Science Learning Centre for my work and research that was based in school.