Christine Ann Harrison King's College, London, UK
Christine Harrison is a Professor in Science Education at King’s College London, where she works as a researcher and teacher educator. Chris’s career began in schools and developed through curriculum development projects and examining in the U.K. before she began working on her own research. Working at a prestigious university, and also spending considerable time in classrooms on research and supporting pre-service teachers, Chris began to realize that there was a gap between research ideas and practice. To that end, she has worked with many teachers, researchers and organizations helping all learn from practice-based evidence so they can understand how practice across a variety of contexts centers around the principles of the research. Her work is published in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and practitioner journals, and she has produced several on-line courses for teachers and researchers. Chris is Associate Director (London) for the Centre for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development, w a joint institutional strategic initiative between Teachers College, Columbia University and King’s College London, committed to the principles of equity and social justice. She is also a leading STEM educationalist in Europe working at research, practice and policy level.