Grampian and Northern Isles

Stuart Farmer
Location: AB15
Twitter @stuartphysics


  • BSc from the University of St Andrews.
  • PGCE from Dundee College of Education.
  • MBA in Educational Management from the University of Leicester.
  • Stuart is currently studying for an MSc in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford.
  • Stuart is a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach). He has taught in Scottish secondary schools for over 30 years, first in Kinross High School before moving on to Peterhead Academy, Alford Academy and Robert Gordon’s College.

Professional interest
Stuart is interested in promoting good physics education and in education and education leadership more generally. Throughout his career Stuart has been active in the sharing of best practice and representing the interests of science teachers which has led to his involvement in many organisations including the Association for Science Education (ASE), the Institute of Physics in Scotland and the Learned Societies Group on Scottish STEM Education.  

Links with other agencies
Stuart was a member of both the Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group (SEEAG) and STEM Education Committee (STEMEC) which were set up to provide independent advice to the Scottish Government and published major reports in 2012 and 2016 respectively, and has been involved in curriculum and assessment development with the Scottish Examination Board, Scottish Qualifications Authority and the Higher Still Development Unit.  Stuart has organised and delivered many professional development events and conferences working collaboratively with organisations throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond, such as the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC), the Perimeter Institute, the Optoelectronics College, Photonics Explorer, Science on Stage, Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  In 2016 Stuart was awarded the Bragg Medal and Prize in recognition of his outstanding contribution to physics education.

Stuart has developed and delivered a wide range of workshops to support the Scottish curriculum and science education more generally.

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