Dr Sandy Wilkinson

School of Education
Lecturer in Science Education (Chemistry)
Director of Secondary Initial Teacher Education

Contact details

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

Sandy taught Science and Chemistry to A-level in secondary schools for 14 years where he held various Teaching and Learning posts, including that of Advanced Skills Teacher part funded by Birmingham City Council. This included a secondment to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a School Teacher Fellow as part of the ‘Chemistry for Our Future’ project looking at strategies to overcome secondary to higher education transition issues.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Birmingham, Sandy was a National Strategies Funded Science Consultant for Birmingham City Council, responsible for developing the teaching and learning of science in both Secondary and Primary schools.


  • PGCE Chemistry - University of Birmingham
  • PhD Organic Chemistry – University of Birmingham
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry – University of Birmingham


PGDipEd Science: Chemistry Tutor

EPS Foundation Year Module Lead: ‘Introductory Organic Chemistry’

BA Education Dissertation Supervisor

MA Teaching Studies Supervision

Doctoral Supervision (PhD and EdD)


Sorge, V., Lee, M. and Wilkinson, S. (2015) ‘End-to-end solution for accessible chemical diagrams’, Proceedings of the 12th Web for All Conference (pp. 1-10).