Dr Indira Banner
- Position: Lecturer in Science Education
- Areas of expertise: Student participation in and attitudes to education; social justice in education; curriculum change
- Email: I.Banner@education.leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 4637
- Location: 2.10 Hillary Place
I am a lecturer in Education and currently Head of the Undergraduate Area in the School. Before coming to the University I taught Science/ Biology in Bradford secondary schools for five years and have a PhD in Plant Ecophysiology.
- Head of Undergraduate Area
When I first came to the University I worked as a research fellow on the Enactment and Impact of Science Education Reform (EISER) project. I have also worked on the AHRC funded Translating Science project and now am Co-I on the uptake of the new and important post-16 Core maths qualification recently introduced in England. This is a large-scale, longitudinal project (2017-2020) funded by the Nuffield Foundation
My research interests lie students' participation in and attitudes towards school and education, and curriculum and policy changes that may affect these. I am interested more broadly in the sociology of education and social justice.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
I taught on and led the Biology PGCE for several years and now manage the MA programme for practicing teachers as well as teach on the BA Education. I also supervise a number of PhD students.