School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


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School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Lovatt is an Associate Professor in Science Education and previously served as the inaugural Head of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in the DCU Institute of Education between 2016 and 2020. He teaches and researches in the area of Initial Teacher Education and STEM Education and Education, Transitions and Evaluation. Dr. Lovatt completed is PhD in the area of Chemistry Education. He is a member of two research centres; the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) and the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI). He is has a number of professional affiliations including membership of the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA), European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Irish Association of Science Education Lecturers (IASEL). Dr. Lovatt has previously served as Chair of the Professional Masters of Education and as management committee representative on the BSc Science Education, BSc Physical Education with Biology and BSc Physics Education with Mathematics. Dr. Lovatt has participated in EU 7th Framework and H2020 projects including: Strategies for Assessment of Inquiry Learning in Science (SAILS) and Open Schools for Open Societies (OSOS). He is the DCU PI on the Erasmus+ project Three Dimensions of Inquiry in Physics Education (3DIPhE).