Boyes is a Physics graduate of the University of Liverpool, and
holds a PhD in Physics (elemenatary particles) and a Masters in
Education. He was formerly a Head of Science in a secondary school,
and was appointed to the University of Liverpool in 1985. He is
a member of the University of Liverpool
Current research interests include: conceptual understanding of
physical phenomena and the preconceptions which children, students
and adults hold about major environmental and health issues, including
public concerns about scientific advances.
children's cognitive development in science;
enhancement of primary school science education through the provision
of teacher support materials and INSET courses;
provision of teacher support materials for interactive science.
Previous posts include:
primary and secondary initial teacher training (1964-1980);
college senior mangement (1971-1980);
science education advisory posts in Malta, Zambia and The Gambia
curriculum development management consultancy in Nepal (1996).
Black et al, Nuffield Primary Science, Collins 1993;
Russell et al, Evaluation of the Implementation of Science in the
National Curriculum at KS1, 2 and 3, SCAA 1993;
Hughes et al, Knowledge and Understanding of Science: Genetics and
Ecology, SCAA 1994.