Professor of Science Education
Michael Reiss is Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, York and the Royal Veterinary College, Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers, Docent at the University of Helsinki, Director of the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
He is a trustee of a number of charities including the Charles Darwin Trust, Compassion in World Farming, the Journal of Moral Education, the Red Balloon Learner Centre Group, the South Sinai Foundation and the Welfare Fund for Companion Animals.
Books of his include: Reiss, M. J. & White, J. (2013) An Aims-based Curriculum, IOE Press; Jones, L. & Reiss, M. J. (Eds) (2007) Teaching about Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism, Peter Lang; Halstead, J. M. & Reiss, M. J. (2003) Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice, 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; Reiss, M. J. & Straughan, R. (1996). Improving Nature? The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Cambridge University Press; Reiss, M. J. (1993) Science Education for a Pluralist Society, Open University Press; and Reiss, M. J. (1989) The Allometry of Growth and Reproduction, Cambridge University Press.
Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
General Secretary, NASUWT
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service
CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army
Professor of Journalism