Professor Sibel Erduran

Sibel Erduran


Professor Sibel Erduran

Professor of Science Education


Sibel came to the University of Oxford from the University of Limerick, where she was Chair of STEM Education and the Director of EPI-STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education. She also holds a Distinguished Chair Professor position at National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, funded by the Taiwan Global Networking Talent Project. 

Previously, she held Visiting Professorships at Kristianstad University, Sweden, and Bogazici University, Turkey. She has also worked at the University of Pittsburgh, King’s College, University of London and the University of Bristol. She is an Editor for International Journal of Science Education, Section Editor for Science Education, and serves on the Executive Board of European Science Education Research Association. Her higher education was completed in the USA at Vanderbilt (PhD Science Education & Philosophy), Cornell (MSc Food chemistry) and Northwestern (Biochemistry) Universities. She has worked as a chemistry teacher in a high school in northern Cyprus. Her research interests focus on the applications in science education of epistemic perspectives on science in general and in chemistry in particular. She has co-edited a book (Erduran and Jimenez- Aleixandre 2007, Springer) on argumentation in science education, an area of research for which she has received an award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Her book entitled “Reconceptualising the Nature of Science for Science Education: Scientific Knowledge, Practices and Other Family Categories” was authored with Zoubeida Dagher and was published in 2014 by Springer.