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Prof Michael Reiss

Michael Reiss is Associate Director and Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, Chief Executive of Science Learning Centre London, Honorary Visiting Professor at the Universities of Birmingham and York, Docent at the University of Helsinki, Director of the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project, a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council, editor of the journal Sex Education and a Priest in the Church of England.


He was Director of Education at the Royal Society (2006-08), a member of the GM Science Review Panel (2002-04), Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Animals in Scientific Procedures (2001-02) and Chair of EuropaBio’s External Advisory Group on Ethics (2000-01). His research and consultancy interests are in science education, bioethics and sex education.


Books of his include Jones, L. & Reiss, M.J. (Eds) (2007) Teaching about Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism, Peter Lang; Levinson, R. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2003) Key Issues in Bioethics: A Guide for Teachers, RoutledgeFalmer; Reiss, M. J. (2000) Understanding Science Lessons: Five Years of Science Teaching, Open University Press; Chapman, J. L. & Reiss, M. J. (1999). Ecology: Principles and Applications, Cambridge University Press; and Reiss, M. J. & Straughan, R. (1996). Improving Nature? The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Cambridge University Press. For further information see www.reiss.tc