Meet the Team

We are a small team of biology teachers with a wide range of experience, but we all share a passion for our subject and want to try and help other teachers by discussing ideas and sharing resources!

Lauren Edwards

Head of Biology and Resource Creator for Primrose Kitten

I started my teaching journey in 2017 with Researchers in Schools while I was still finishing my PhD. Whilst working as Head of Biology at a school in London I started making resources and sharing them on my website to try and make other teachers’ lives easier!

This had led to me now working full-time creating Biology revision resources and tutoring for @Primrose_Kitten. Check out all my work at the links below.

Emma Perry

Tutor, Hertfordshire

I spent 15 years teaching science in an outstanding London school and my teaching experience includes being Head of Science, Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Head of Year, and Head of PSHE. Now taking a short break to be a full-time mum to twins! I am still teaching as a part-time private tutor.

Shetal Arjan-Odedra

PGCE student, Bedfordshire

I am in the 2nd year of a PT Biology PGCE. I have a background in Immunology and PhD in Virology, focusing specifically on HIV-1/host protein interactions and endogenous retroviruses. Love sharing resources, passionate about Biology teaching and forever learning! You can find Shetal’s excellent TES articles at the link below!

Brett Kingsbury

Head of Biology, Norwich

I’ve been teaching Biology for over 10 years now, the last 5 of those as head of subject. I’m passionate about how the principles of cognitive science can guide our practice and also inform our curricular choices. I blog on those issues and more at “A Common Biologist” (link below).

Christian Moore Anderson

IBDP biology (secondary) science teacher, Spain

Christian graduated with a degree in microbiology but wishes he had the time and money to study all fields of biology. He has special interests in systems thinking and wishes he hadn’t dropped maths so early He now works in an international school in Spain, likes to blog about biology pedagogy, and is working on publishing his ideas. You can read his blog posts at the link below.

Kathy Freeston

A level teacher, Nottingham

I’ve been teaching since 2001 including 6 years as HOD. After having a family I now teach part-time and specialise in A-level Biology. Finding new ways of explaining the complex nature of Biology to students is what keeps me going!

Find Kathy’s “How I Teach” blog site below for A-Level Biology teaching walkthroughs and tips.

Rose Edmondson

Teacher of Science, Rochdale

I have taught in Secondary schools across the North West for the majority of my career (18 years) but have also spent a short amount of time in primary teaching EYFS-Y6.  I have been an A-level and GCSE examiner for Edexcel for more than 12 years & also enjoy writing for a fantastic website called EALHUB.  I enjoy sharing my experiences in the classroom by delivering CPD to both primary and secondary teachers. You can check out the EALHUB below and Rose’s blog about science books!

Gill Clarke

Teacher and EdD Research Student

I have been teaching for nearly 20 years now, including 8 years as a Middle Leader. My background is in microbiology (aerobiology and antimicrobial resistance) and I now teach Biology and Physics to A level. I love sharing my passion for science with students and in my spare time, I’m studying for an EdD. I love challenges!

David Goodman

Teacher and EdD Research Student

I have been teaching since 2015 and am currently working at a school in Hertfordshire where I now am the Assistant Head of Science with responsibility for Biology and Key Stage 4. I am an ECT mentor and have been the teacher mentor for PGCE trainees. I have completed the Chartered Teacher program with the Chartered College of Teaching which focussed on building independent learning retrieval habits in KS5 Biologists. I have an interest in the curriculum, A-Level Biology teaching, and developing teachers to be the best they can be.

Matthew King

Biology specialism lead teacher – Southend, Essex and Thurrock Science Learning Partnership

Matt has been teaching for 13 years and is currently leading the only specialist Biology Science Learning Partnership in the UK for STEM Learning. He is also Head of Biology at Westcliff High School for Girls, a STEM Lead facilitator, a winner at the STEM Teaching Awards 2022 for community engagement, and a finalist for the 2021 Royal Society of Biology – Biology Teacher of the Year.

Rob Edinburgh

Teacher and KS5 Biology Lead

My name is Rob and I am currently in my second year of teaching, having previously completed a research degree at the University of Bath. This year I have taken on the role of KS5 Biology lead at Kimberley College, but I also teach KS4 Science. I love organising enrichment activities and started the CREST award scheme at my school last year, whilst also organising a space-related project
funded by the Royal Society of Biology. Outside of teaching, I love to travel (having notched up 63 countries to date) and you can often find me hiking or climbing a mountain!

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