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Philippa Baker

Philippa Baker

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Secondary and Continuing Education


Philippa Baker is:

  • Course lead for BSc (Hons) Secondary science education,
  • Module lead for Contemporary physics for secondary school teachers,
  • Module lead for Further physics,
  • Teaches core science on the PGCE Secondary Science course, Physics on the subject knowledge and enhancement (SKE) course and physics on the undergraduate course for Secondary Science Education,
  • Subject Tutor on the PGCE,
  • Mentor on undergraduate, SKE and PGCE courses,
  • NTU representative within Nottinghamshire’s Science Learning Partnership.

Interests include; inspiring physics in the classroom, developing CPD, innovative practice, practical science, motivating pupils in Science, STEM and using technology within Science.

Career overview

Philippa worked for 17 years as a science teacher in a highly successful secondary school within Nottinghamshire.

Science roles included; head of science, head of physics, head of KS3 Science.

Whole school roles included; e-learning co-ordinator, equal opportunities coordinator, work experience coordinator.

Philippa started at NTU in 2008 teaching on the 36 week SKE course. Since then she has taught on a range of courses supporting the training of secondary school teachers in Science.

Research areas

Philippa's research interests include:

  • Secondary science teaching,
  • Physics,
  • STEM,
  • SECURE project – Science education curriculum research – seventh framework programme,
  • Blended learning,
  • Chemistry for all (longitudinal research project with Royal Society of Chemistry – providing CPD),
  • CPD for Physics teachers.

External activity

Philippa works in partnership with George Spencer alliance and the IOP to deliver TSST Physics CPD training.

Chemistry for all research project – supporting community projects with Ignite and delivering CPD to Chemistry teachers from partner schools.

Sponsors and collaborators

Royal Society of Chemistry – ‘Chemistry for all’ research project.


Conference presentations:

  • Annual eLearning Showcase 2012-13
  • College of Arts and Science 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013
  • Annual Education Conference 2012
  • Science Education Conference, Leicester University, 2012
  • IoP Conference, London, 2015 and 2017
  • Science consortium meeting 2015


Badger Post 16 Science: How Science Works: Physics. Baker P and Ireson G, 2010, Stevenage, Badger Publications LTD.

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