Staff profile

John Leach

Professor, PFHEA, PhD, FRSC, FAcSS John Leach


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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

    PhD (Science Education)

    1990 - 14 Apr 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol


    1981 - 1984

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, PGCE

    1984 - 1985


Deputy Chair of the Education sub-panel of the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (2020)


Science Educator.  Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Held Professorial positions at the University of Leeds (2000-2010), Hull (2010-2012) and Sheffield Hallam (2012-2018), with Visiting Chairs at Gothenburg, Sweden (2001-2) and Leeds (2010-14; 2017-now).

Member of Education Sub-Panel for UK RAE (2008) and Deputy Chair of REF Education Sub-Panel (2014).  Deputy Chair of Education Panel in Hong Kong RAE (2020).

Member of BERA Council (2017-present).  Member of British Academy Royal Society Joint Working Group on Educational Research (2016-2018).

Willingness to take PhD students