Meet the Team

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

Lauren Edwards

Head of Biology, Teaching in South London

I started Schools Direct training with Researchers In Schools while I was still finishing my PhD in 2017. My research was focused on sustainability in UK horticulture as a fungal/soil/plant interaction ecologist! – it has been an exciting few years as an ECT and now I want to start giving back some of the knowledge that helped me when I started!

Emma Perry

Tutor, Hertfordshire

I spent 15 years teaching science in an outstanding London school and my teaching experience includes 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 but 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!

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 of 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

I have been teaching since 2015, fresh out of my Biology degree. I have worked at my school in Hertfordshire where I now am the teacher mentor for PGCE trainees in science as well mentoring NQTs. I am completing the Chartered Teacher program with the Chartered College of Teaching and I have an interest in the curriculum, A-Level Biology teaching and using cognitive science to inform practice.

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