New Annual Conference Honorary Secretary from 2020

We are delighted to announce that Chris Harrison will become ASE’s Annual Conference Honorary Secretary in 2020  taking over from Susie Burr who, after seven successful years in post, oversees her final ASE Conference in January 2020 at Reading University. We thank Susie for all her hard work and the brilliant way she has brought in new ideas, while maintaining a  world class conference of workshops, talks and lectures for the science education community. 

Chris will work alongside Susie for the rest of 2019 with Chris taking over from 12th January 2020, as ASE prepares for our 2021 Conference at the University of Birmingham. The main purpose of the Honorary Secretary role is to monitor and find ways of enhancing the quality of members’ (and non-members’) experience at what is Europe’s largest science education conference. The Honorary Secretary also works alongside the Conference Team at Headquarters, which is led by Angela Buckland (Conference and Events Manager).

Chris will be well-known to many of you. She has been an ASE member for over 40 years and held many positions within the Association at regional and national level, including Chair of the Association in 2014/15. She continues to work with teachers at all levels in the profession, from trainees through to subject leaders and senior leaders in schools. She is a world-recognised researcher. In her role in the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London, Chris has been involved in a number of national and international research projects and consultancies in the area of classroom assessment, teachers’ professional learning and science education.

With a new conference team within ASE and Chris’s extensive experience and good understanding of the issues facing science teachers and technicians in schools, we are confident that the Annual Conference will go from strength to strength.