About the group
As a special interest, member-driven group, we provide physics education members with meetings across the UK and Ireland and regularly organise joint physics events with other IOP groups. We also support members with links to professional networks, physics resources and blogs.
What interests us is:
- conceptual understanding in physics
- subject-based physics in higher education research
- degree accreditation
- influencing policy
- sharing funding information
What the group does
We develop networks with overseas groups with similar interests and encourage members to discuss their ideas or projects. We invite our members to apply for funding to organise meetings.
In 2018, we contributed to the IOP response to the post-18 review of education and funding (PDF, 327KB).
We also support networks of:
- admission tutors
- directors of teaching and learning
- disability officers
- heads of physics
- outreach and public engagement
- PhD supervisors
Group physics prize
Lillian McDermott Award in Physics Education Research
The award recognises the most outstanding poster presentation in the field of physics education research at the annual meeting of the Institute of Physics Higher Education Group.
Find out more about the Lillian McDermott Award in Physics Education Research
Group annual general meetings
Resources from group meetings
Find events for the Higher Education Group
Our higher physics education blogs cover:
Blogs are written by IOP staff, members and event speakers.
Committee and contacts
|Dr James Uhomoibhi, CPhys MInstP
|Dr Andrew McKinley, MInstP
|Dr Tom Stallard, MInstP
|Dr Emily Brunsden, MInstP
|Dr Andrea Jiménez Dalmaroni, MInstP
|Dr Jessie Durk, MInstP
|Dr Angela Dyson, MInstP
|Dr Nicolas Labrosse, FInstP
|Professor Peter Main, FInstP
|Dr Philippa Petts, CPhys, MInstP
|Dr Bianca Sala, MInstP
|Dr Helen Vaughan, MInstP