Victoria Brennan

School of Education

Victoria Brennan is a former high school science teacher and is completing minor amendments post PhD viva within the School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University. Victoria's research focuses upon science education and engaging underrepresented demographics in science. During her MSc Science in Society Victoria focused on engaging girls in physics and her PhD focused on leaners from lower socio-economic backgrounds and how outreach may be used to engage learning and continuation in science. Her current project is entitled 'Devising a unique model for science outreach programmes with critical engagement from teachers across the 5-19 age range.' and imminent publications will focus on the outcome of this unique model which has been developed.

Degrees

Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Primary and secondary Education with Science (with QTS)
Open University, United Kingdom, MSc Science in Society

Journal article

Brennan VK, Mallaburn A, Seton L. 2018. Teachers’ perception of chemistry outreach work, especially in the context of children’s social demography TEAN, 10 :3-14 Author Url Public Url

Conference presentation:

Inspiration leads to Aspiration: Improving Chemistry Literacy for Learners with a low Socioeconomic status, 12th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Virtual (International - Spain), Oral presentation. 2020

DEVISING A UNIQUE MODEL FOR SCIENCE OUTREACH PROGRAMMES WITH CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT FROM TEACHERS ACROSS THE 5-19 AGE RANGE, 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain, Oral presentation. 2019

Teachers’ perception of physical science outreach work as a tool to increase enthusiasm and engagement particularly students from socially deprived areas, Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference, University of York, Oral presentation. 2017

Teachers’ perception of chemistry outreach work as an intervention tool which can have a lasting impact; particularly with pupils from a lower socio-economic background, 8th TEAN Conference: Thinking deeply about Teacher Education, Aston University, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2017

Other Professional Activity:

International Scientific Advisory Board for EDULEARN conference 2020 onwards.. 2020

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