Amy has worked in a variety of schools (including state, independent and international schools) for twelve years before becoming Senior Lecturer in Primary Science at St Mary’s in 2014. She has also worked as a science teacher trainer in The Gambia with Voluntary Service Overseas.
Alongside her work, Amy has worked as a consultant for Oxfam and BBC, producing primary science teaching resources. She has also recently published a book, ‘The Really Useful Science Book’ with Routledge.
Having undertook her MA degree in education and international development, and currently writing her Education Doctorate thesis on Global learning and science education, she is passionate about the societal implications of raising the profile and standard of primary science education.
Amy is an accredited Lead facilitator of STEM professional development with the National STEM centre, and a hub leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark.
Amy currently sits on the PGCE primary science team, supporting the student experience, as well as her role as a senior lecturer in primary science.
Sinclair, A & Strachan, A (2018) Standing on the shoulders of giants: contemporary scientists bringing your science curriculum to life Primary Science 151, Jan 2018, p.10
Farrow, S. & Strachan, A. (2017) The Really Useful Science Book. Oxford: Routledge.
Sinclair, A & Strachan, A, (2016) The Messy Nature of Science: famous scientists can help clear up, Primary Science 145, Nov/Dec 2016, p.21
Strachan, A. (2015) Freshly squeezed? I prefer concentrated! Primary Science 140, November 2015.
Strachan, A. (2017) Sex and relationships education: whose responsibility? ASE Primary Science. 147: March 2017.
Strachan, A, (2016) The perfect opportunity to develop a culture of sharing resources. https://www.stem.org.uk/blog/culture-sharing-resources