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Staff Profile

Associate Professor Tony Lelliott

QualificationsMSc, BScHons, Cert Ed, PhD
Phone 0117173260
Organisational Unit Evolutionary Studies Institute

- Informal science learning (for example in museums and science centres)
- Astronomy education, as well as science communication.

T ony completed BSc Hons and MSc degrees at the University of Durham, UK, and holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked in teacher education since 1987, joining Wits in 1995. His former leadership positions have included Acting Dean of Education, Head of Division, Director, Marang Centre for Maths & Science Education, and Acting Director, CLTD.

His research interests are science communication, informal learning in science (particularly school visits to museums, science centres etc.), out-of-school science learning as well as biotechnology and astronomy education. He supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students and teaches on various courses in science education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.