Roussel de Carvalho

Dr. Roussel De Carvalho

Senior Lecturer

Department of Teacher Education , School of Education and Communities

Director of Education and Student Experience; Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education

Areas Of Interest

  • Teacher Education & Science Education; Teacher Selection
  • Nutrition and Education; Superdiversity in Education
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I'm a former Head of Physics (11 years as a classroom teacher) and I moved into Initial Teacher Education in 2012 at London Metropolitan University. I then joined the Institute of Education (IOE) as a Lecturer in Science Education and the Physics and Physics with Maths course leader in Sept. 2013. I was the Science PGCE Course Leader at UCL Institute of Education until August 2016. I completed my PhD in 2018.
I am currently the Director of Education and Student Experience for the School of Education and Communities.


  • (2021) Sahling, J. and De Carvalho, R. Understanding Teacher Identity as an International Teacher: An Autoethnographic Approach to Developing Reflective Practice and Self-Efficacy. Journal of Research in International Education. Published online first 27th of April 2021. Link
  • (2019) Reedy, A. and De Carvalho, R. A case-study on reading for pleasure in primary school: what can we learn from children's perspectives on reading, agency and reading environment. Education 3-13 International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1701514. Link
  • (2019) Embodied Learning and Multimodality in science education: teachers' perceptions of teaching electrical circuits, their diagrammatic symbols, physical components and functions through a multisensory approach. Research in Teacher Education, 9 (1), pp. 12-18. Link
  • (2019) Chapter 19. Gender in Classroom Texts. Book Chapter. IN: Rycroft-Smith, L. and Andre, G. (2019) No More Boys and Girls: Creating the Gender Neutral Classroom. London: Routledge. Link
  • (2019) De Carvalho, R. and Gambala, A. Educação de Professores na Inglaterra (Teacher Education in England). British Council Brazil. Publication for Brazilian Teachers recipients of Shell Prize for Teaching Innovation. Published Booklet by British Council. Link
  • (2016) Science initial teacher education and superdiversity: educating science teachers for multi-religious and globalised classroom. Cultural studies in Science Education, 11(2), pp. 253-272. Published online first on 11th January 2016.
  • (2014) Book Review: Teacher Education Around the World. British Journal of Education Research, Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014 DOI: 10.1002/berj.3086
  • (2014) Thematic Curriculum Design, a case study: the Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course. Investigations in university teaching and learning. Spring. Volume 9. 43-51.
  • (2013) The Big Bang Theory - Coping with multi-religious beliefs in the superdiverse science classroom. School Science Review, 95 (350), 119-126.
  • (2013) A Physics Teacher in Antartica, Physics Review 22(3), 1-5, Phillip Allen Magazines.
  • 2012 - Student Participation in Brazil - The case of the 'gremio estudantil', Management in Education, 26(3), 155-157.
  • (2012) The Levitating Bunsen Flame Experiment, Physics Education 47 (5), 515-518 [ Top 10 Article of 2012 & Top 3% on ]
  • (2009) Another Piece of the Education Puzzle in Brazil: Implications of Admission to Higher Education in Secondary Schools. MRes Dissertation. Institute of education. University of London.
  • (2007) The Incredible Levitating Penny. Physics Education. 42 (2), 25-26.
  • (2005) Bursting the bubble: an idea to convey the concept of half-life, Physics Education. 40 (5), 415.


Programme Leader for MA Education