Grampian and Northern Isles

Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer
Teacher Network Coordinator for Grampian and Northern Isles
27 Deeside Crescent
Aberdeen AB15 7PT


Current position
Head of Physics, Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen


  • BSc from the University of St Andrews
  • PGCE from Dundee College of Education
  • MBA in Educational Management from the University of Leicester where my dissertation was on the funding of physics education in secondary schools in Scotland
  • CSciTeach

Stuart taught in Kinross High School, Peterhead Academy and Alford Academy before moving to Robert Gordon’s College in 1996.

Links with other agencies
Stuart has been an active member of the Association for Science Education (ASE) throughout his career and in 2011 was elected for a three year term as ASE Council member and Trustee.  He is also currently a member of the IOP’s Scottish Education Committee and Treasurer of the IOP in Scotland.  

Stuart has been involved widely in curriculum and assessment development and was a member of the Higher Still Specialist Group for Physics, a member and Convenor of the SEB/SQA Physics Panel for twelve years until 2005 and is a Steering Group member of the Optoelectronics College.

Personal Interests
Despite a busy life in science education Stuart has some time to enjoy motorcycle and motor sport and an extensive music collection.

To promote quality physics education throughout the Grampian and the Northern Isles area and beyond.