Dr Elaine Wilson


Dr Wilson was involved in the production of the teacher's pages for the LTA Science of Tennis CD-ROM.

Qualifications: BSc PGCE CChem FRSC

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Association for Science Education
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science

Elaine Wilson is a lecturer in Science Education at Cambridge University Faculty of Education. She also manages the Cambridge/Gatsby Initial Teacher Training Course.

Elaine has taught in a number of schools, managed a science department and was responsible for curriculum development work with a group of departments. She was awarded a Salters' medal for outstanding Chemistry teaching in 1994 and continues to work with Salters on Sharing Good Practice Continuing Professional Development Courses and as Lead Teacher at the Chemical Education Groups Chemistry Camps.

Elaine has been a full-time member of the Faculty Secondary Science Team since 1996 and now co-ordinates the Science/Biology course PGCE. She recently set up a new secondary Cambridge/Gatsby ITT course PGCE and now manages the Design and Technology, Science and Mathematics SCITT course.

Current Research Projects
  • Language in Science Education
  • ITE in Secondary Science and Design and Technology
  • Sociocultural theories of learning in science education
Publications include:

Wilson, E. (1998). Communicating in Science, in E. Bearne, (Ed) The Use of Language at Key Stage 3 Routledge, London

Further details may be found via the Faculty of Education website.