Dr Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier is a lecturer in science education (physics) at Oxford University Department of Education.

After completing her PhD in condensed matter physics from the University of Leeds and the Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, she studied on the Oxford PGCE Internship scheme and then taught for several years in an Oxfordshire comprehensive school, becoming Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator. She teaches on the PGCE course and the Masters in Learning and Teaching course, and runs the Teaching Physics in Schools option for 2nd year Physics undergraduates. She is also a founding member of the Oxfordshire Schools Physics Partnership, sponsored by the Ogden Trust (see Physics Education 48(3) 271-273).

Judith Hillier would welcome informal contacts from prospective doctoral students interested in the following topics:

  • Factors influencing the recruitment and retention of physics teachers in the teaching profession
  • Knowledge and professional practice of pre-service physics teachers
  • Explanations in science education
  • Pedagogical practices in physics education

Publications

Journal articles

  • Bryant, P, Nunes, T, Hillier, J, Gilroy, C, Barros, R (2015) “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO DEAL WITH VARIABLES IN LEARNING SCIENCE”, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 13(1) 145-163.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10763-013-9469-x

  • Bryant, P, Nunes, T, Hillier, J, Gilroy, C, Barros, R (2015) “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO DEAL WITH VARIABLES IN LEARNING SCIENCE”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION. 13(1) S145-S163.

  • Hillier, J, de Winter, J, Twidle, J (2013) “I Could Enjoy Teaching: The Case of Physics”, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. 13(3) 287-302.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14926156.2013.816392

  • Hillier, J (2012) “Having it all”, PHYSICS WORLD. 25(12) 23-24.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2058-7058/25/12/31

  • Hillier, JM (2012) “Assessing Pupils’ Progress: Taking the debate further”, Science Teacher Education. 64 28-35.

  • Stewart, JR, Hillier, JM, Manuel, P, Cywinski, R (2011) “A neutron polarization analysis study of moment correlations in (Dy(0.4)Y(0.6))T(2) (T = Mn, Al).”, Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal. 23(16) 164205+.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/16/164205

  • Stewart, JR, Hillier, AD, Hillier, JM, Cywinski, R (2010) “Structural and dynamical study of moment localization in beta-Mn1-xInx”, PHYSICAL REVIEW B. 82(14)
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.144439

  • Stewart, JR, Deen, PP, Andersen, KH, Schober, H, Barthélémy, J-F, Hillier, JM, Murani, AP, Hayes, T, Lindenau, B (2009) “Disordered materials studied using neutron polarization analysis on the multi-detector spectrometer, D7”, Journal of Applied Crystallography. 42(1) 69-84.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0021889808039162

  • Hillier, AD, Hillier, JM, Stewart, JR, Cywinski, R (2001) “A μSR Study of Er Spin Dynamics in (Y1−xErx)Ni2B2C Superconductors”, Hyperfine interactions. 136(3) 313-319.

Category

  • Department staff

College affiliation

  • Kellogg College

Position

  • Associate Professor of Science Education (Physics)

Subject area

  • PGCE Science/Physics
  • Teaching Physics in Schools

Research groups

  • Teacher Education and Professional Learning

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Publications, books and other work