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Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer - Primary Science

Amy Strachan

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Amy has worked in a variety of schools (including state, independent, and international schools) for 12 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. Amy has co-written several primary science related teacher resource books including Saving the Planet One Science Lesson at a Time with Millgate House Publishers, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants with PSTT, and The Really Useful Science Book with Routledge.

Having undertook her MA degree in education and international development, and her education doctorate focusing on Global learning in primary science education, she is passionate about the societal implications of raising the profile and standard of primary science education.

Amy is an accredited Senior facilitator of STEM professional development with the National STEM centre, a hub leader for the Primary Science Quality Mark and a Sustainability Committee Member for St Mary’s University. 

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.


Research profile


Strachan, A. and Davey, J. (2022) Saving The Planet One Science Lesson At A Time. Hatfield: Millgate House Publishers.

Sinclair, A., Strachan, A., and Trew, A. (2019) Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. PSTT.

Strachan, A. (2020) An exploration of how teachers’ attitudes to global learning can be used to inform primary science education. IJDEGL (ICL) to my research articles.

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. and Strachan, A. (2017) The Really Useful Science Book. Oxford: Routledge.

Sinclair, A and 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. 

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