Judy Hardy

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Professor J A Hardy

Professor J A Hardy

Professor of Physics Education
Academic staff
James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)
Room 1617

Judy is a member of the following School research group:

Research interests

I lead the Physics Education research group at the University of Edinburgh.  My research interests are in developing and evaluating evidence-based educational strategies that improve student learning in physics and related disciplines.  I am particularly interested in the student experience of learning, teaching, assessment and feedback and in the ways that this can inform educational development.

I teach across a range of courses at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. Currently this includes the courses Modern Physics and Scientific Programming. I am also Course Organiser for the Science Education Placement: Physics course and for the MSc in High Performance Computing dissertation.

I am the Senior Tutor for the School and Year Coordinator for the Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

Judy has featured in the following recent School news stories:

Recent publications

  1. , , and , Physical review physics education research, 12, 1
  2. , , and , Physical review special topics-Physics education research, 10, 2
  3. , , , , , , and , European Journal of Physics, 35, 4
  4. , , , , , , and , International Journal of Science Education, 36, 13, p. 2180-2194