We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Catherine Reading

Associate Professor (Teaching), Director of Professional Programmes in the School of Education

Contact Catherine Reading


Catherine Reading CSciTeach

Having obtained my PGCE Science from Durham University in 1993, I worked in Secondary Schools in London and the North East. I joined the Secondary Science Team in the School of Education in 2009 and became PGCE Science Course Leader in 2012. I am Programme Director for the B.A (Ed) Primary programme and act as Module Convenor for Science for Primary Teaching 1 + 3. 

As part of my role at Durham, I work closely with Partnership schools delivering CPD sessions in Primary and Secondary Science Education. I organise an annual Science Fair for Primary children at the University as an outreach activity. I am a Science Learning Advisor for the Great North Museum and have worked with the Education Department for the introduction of the “Maintaining Curiosity” document.

Research Groups


Journal Article