Daniel Cottle

School of Education
Lecturer in Secondary Education (Physics)
Director of Secondary Initial Teacher Education

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School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

After reading Physics at the University of Birmingham and training to be a Science teacher at Sheffield Hallam University, Dan has taught Physics in a range of schools for 15 years. Until recently Head of Science at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Dan is a Chartered Physicist, an Ogden Trust Teacher Fellow and Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics. He is particularly interested in evidence based practice in Physics education and in supporting and encouraging aspiring teachers.


  • CPhys
  • PGCE Secondary Science Education – Sheffield Hallam University
  • MSci (Hons) Physics – University of Birmingham
  • MSc Teacher Education - University of Oxford



Cottle, D. and Marshall, R. (2016) Exploring electrical resistance: a novel kinesthetic model helps to resolve some misconceptions Physical Education 51, 054004. DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/51/5/054004

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