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Dr Stuart Ruffle

Dr Stuart Ruffle

Lecturer in Physics Education

 Club Alley NCCA102


University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

 Office hours:

Part time (0.2 FTE) - September to December -my normal workday is Friday. January to August - flexible.


I have experience of 17 years as a science teacher and head of department/faculty in several schools in the southwest of England including as a member of middle and senior leadership. I have been a specialist leader of education with designations in science teaching and learning; initiial teacher ediucation and continuing professional education. I also hold the National Professional Qualification for senior leadership. I have contributed a book chapter on practical work in an upcoming publication on teacher education.

Prior to my PGCE at St.Lukes (Exeter), I had a research career in the UK and the USA with over 26 publications in the fields of biological chemistry, biophysics and plant molecular science.


B .Sc. (Hons) Applied Biology - University of Bath

Ph.D. Universtiy of London(University College London)

PGCE Secondary Science (University of Exeter)

NPQSL (Department of Education, National College of Teaching and Learning)



I teach on the Secondary science education PGCE programme in the School of Education (HASS). I deliver subject knowledge and pedagogy sessions in physics to trainee teachers in all of the sciecne disciplines and guidance on A-level education to physics specialists.  

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