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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Becky Parker


Physics Teacher | Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy



After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Becky taught in a variety of schools and was Senior Lecturer in physics at the University of Kent.  She set up the Institute for Research in Schools to support school students and teachers doing authentic research through a wide range of projects in STEM. She is now a teacher at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School where she is particularly keen to empower school students to act and innovate to help tackle the climate crisis. 

Becky was awarded an MBE in 2008 and received an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Physics in 2014.  In the summer of 2016, she was awarded the Kavli Education Medal from the Royal Society.


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