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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Dr Michael Cassidy

Teaching Staff in the School of Education

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Michael D Cassidy, BSc, PhD, MEd, FSBiol, CBiol, FLS

Dr Cassidy is a part-time lecturer in the School of Education specialising in Science Education. He teaches on PGCE courses at Durham and is leader for the (BA) Research Methods module at Queen’s Campus, Stockton.
Dr Cassidy is also a postgraduate College mentor at St Cuthbert’s Society.

Mike has taught in schools, colleges and universities in the North East of England and worked for many years as Science curriculum consultant with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). Most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Science Education at Warwick University also teaching in the Biology department there. He is a Biology text book author contributing to both school and ITE texts. Recent research projects have involved an evaluation of Science delivery in natural history museums and an exploration of (teaching) career trajectories in Physics undergraduate students.

An external examiner (PGCE) at King’s College, University of London and the University of Chichester, Dr Cassidy is also a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London and a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

General interests include bioethics, Anglo Saxon history and local natural history.