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Billingsley, Berry

Overview

Dr Berry Billingsley is Professor of Science Education and leads the LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) research team at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Her interests include students' ideas about the nature of science and more broadly, developing strategies to support the development of epistemic insight, young people's engagement in science, artificial intelligence, Big Questions bridging science, religion and the wider humanities and the communication of science and technology in the media. Equipped with a physics degree, Berry's first career was with the BBC where she produced and presented television and radio programmes including BBC World Service's 'Science in Action', BBC TV's 'Tomorrow’s World' and BBC Education's 'Search out Science'. She then travelled to Australia, to become a senior project manager with the Department of Education. She regularly publishes in science education.