Lynda Dunlop is a senior lecturer in science education at the University of York. Her teaching and research focuses on youth and teacher responses to environmental issues, and on the connections between science education and environmental and social justice. She is currently co-leading the BERA Research Commission 2021/22, co-creating a manifesto for education for environmental sustainability with teachers and young people.
Her research has been funded by, among others, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Gatsby Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
Her background is in science education and public engagement. From 2008 until 2011 she was a researcher at Ulster University, where her work focused on public engagement with science and the continuing professional development of teachers in the north of Ireland. Prior to this she taught science and theory of knowledge in schools in the UK, US and Mexico.
She teaches on undergraduate (BA) and postgraduate (PGCE and MA) education degree programmes, and supervises research students in science education. She convenes modules on science, education and society, education and the environment and philosophy, education and children. In 2018 she was awarded a vice chancellor’s award for teaching. She is currently chair of the education exceptional circumstances committee.