Liz Lakin is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Dundee. In her current role she teaches on the undergraduate MA as well as the M.Ed programme with science and environmental education being her specialist subject areas. Having worked for many years in Initial Teacher Education her teaching experience spans all levels of science education from primary and secondary to post-compulsory within both further and higher education. She is involved nationally and internationally with developing and delivering CPD for teachers of science-related subjects.
Her research interests focus on teaching and learning in Science and the Environmental Sciences and her areas of pedagogic expertise include developing and enhancing independent learning. Liz has several professional and academic publications within this area to her name; the latest of which will be published in June 2013. Liz has worked extensively as an external examiner at a range of Higher Education Institutions on both primary and secondary Initial Teacher Education Courses. She is a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Society of Biology where she is a member of Council and chairs the Society’s Accreditation Working Group. She is also a member of the Royal Society Education Committee. Locally she is a committee member of the Society of Biology’s Scottish Branch and the Tayport Branch of the Association for Science Education.