Staff Profiles: Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Staff Profile: Russ Shalofsky
Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE

Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in Primary ITE

Teacher Education

Senior lecturer in Primary ITE and Education Studies


Following 10 years working in a variety of schools and another 15 working in Higher Education, I currently work with Initial Teacher Education and Education Studies students on a range of undergraduate modules. These relate to primary science education, professional studies, academic study skills and Thinking Skills programmes. As year 2 BEd co-ordinator, I oversee the running of the programme. I also act as Academic Conduct Officer and I am a member of Academic Board. My research interests relate to developing Scientific literacy and Leadership in HE.


Award Title Institution Date
B.Sc.Hons Physics University of Bristol 1990
PGCE PGCE Science Education Canterbury Christchurch University College 1991
MA.Ed Masters in Education Canterbury Christchurch University College 2006
PGCertHE Certificate in Higher Education Leadership & Management University of Gloucestershire 2016


I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of the Association for Science Education and the Universtiy and College tutors Union.

Teaching and research


I support students’ development of scientific and pedagogical understanding and the development of core graduate and academic skills. I support students in collecting and validating evidence to support the award of Qualified Teacher Status.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Developing Scientific Literacy in Primary and Secondary Schools


External responsibilities


Subjects for media interviews

Primary Science education, Initial Teacher Education, Quality Assurance and Enhancement in HE

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External examining

External Examiner for Birmingham City University since 2013