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Elizabeth Rushton, Doctor

Associate Professor at Institute of Education

Elizabeth Rushton is an associate professor of education at the Institute of Education (IOE) in University College London’s (UCL) Faculty of Education and Society. At IOE, Elizabeth leads the MA Education programme and supervises doctoral research. Her research interests are in geography and science education, specifically the professional development of teachers, student participation in research, and environmental education. In 2021, Elizabeth co-led the BERA Research Commission with Dr Lynda Dunlop which had a focus on Education for Environmental Sustainability (EfES) and resulted in the co-creation of a manifesto for EfES with contributions from over 200 youth, teachers and teacher educators from across the UK. Elizabeth is managing editor of Routes – the Journal for Student Geography. Elizabeth serves as deputy treasurer for the Royal Geographical Society’s Geography and Education Research Group and is a member of the Geography Education Research Collective (GEReCo). Prior to joining IOE, Elizabeth led the PGCE Secondary geography programme at King’s College London and taught geography in secondary schools in south-east England.

Elizabeth Rushton's contributions

Spring 2022

Education for environmental sustainability Research Intelligence issue 150 This 150th issue of Research Intelligence reflects and builds upon the renewed focus on education for environmental...

Research Intelligence24 Feb 2022