Dr Anthony Liversedge

Name: Dr Anthony Liversidge
Department: Secondary and Further Education
Current position: Course Leader, BSc Secondary Science Education with QTS
Senior Lecturer in Science Education
Email: liversia@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


Dr Liversidge began his academic career at Edge Hill as a Senior Lecturer in Science Education undertaking the role of Course Leader for PGCE Secondary Science and then two years later additionally as course leader for the B.Sc. Secondary QTS in Science. In 2001, he progressed to the role of Programme Leader for B.Sc. Hons Secondary with QTS to co-ordinate the secondary undergraduate programmes. He has also held the position of Research Development Coordinator for the Faculty, which allowed him to offer support for colleagues in relation to research and scholarly activity. Since 2009, Dr Liversidge has been as a Senior Lecturer in Science Education teaching on PGCE Secondary and B.Sc. Secondary QTS programmes and also supervising PhD and MA students.  From 2015 to 2017, Dr Liversidge was Assistant PGCE Secondary Programme Leader, helping to organise, promote and develop this faculty area and currently is BSc Secondary Science Course Leader with responsibility for the academic stewardship of this ITT course.

Dr Liversidge’s current position is Course Leader, BSc Secondary Education with QTS.

Additional roles:

2009 – 2012         University Teaching and Learning Fellow

Dr Liversidge is a long-standing Faculty of Education representative member on Faculty of Health module approvement panels, as well as a regular chair of PhD vivas.

In addition to his positions within Edge Hill University, Dr Liversidge has also held external postgraduate and undergraduate examinerships at three UK universities.


Post Graduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision, Edge Hill University (2009)
Doctorate in Education, Open University (2002)
MA Education, Open University (1998)
B.Ed (Hons) – Biology, Education, Professional Studies, University of Lancaster (1979)


Dr Liversidge’s previous research work has included an analysis of school science worksheets (MEd dissertation, 1987); effective PGCE courses (part of MA, 1997); perceptions of effective mentoring (EdD thesis, 2002) and various Faculty research projects including Changing Perceptions in Secondary Schools (2003-4); Trainees as Mentors CAP Project (2004-5); and BSc Secondary QTS Recruitment (2005).

In 2009 Dr Liversidge was appointed as a University Teaching and Learning Fellow for three years. This role involved research into doctoral supervision, pedagogic elements of lectures and mentoring in ITT.

Dr Liversidge has also held the position of Research Development Coordinator for the Faculty, which allowed him to offer support for colleagues in relation to research and scholarly activity.

More recently, Dr Liversidge has been involved in research looking at pupil engagement and teacher messages in secondary mathematics.


Doctorate in Education thesis on Perceptions of Effective Mentoring, 2002

In addition to achieving his doctorate in 2002, Dr Liversidge has also published education textbooks and chapters for Sage and Routledge, and science scheme resources for Hodder Science.

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise


1979 – present  Association for Science Education
1984 – present  Society of Biology (MSB, CBiol)
1998 – present  Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FCollP)
2007 – present  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2016 – present  Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)
1985 – 1987       College of Preceptors (MCollP)


Dr Liversidge presents regularly at annual and regional conferences, and meetings, for the Association of Science Education.


Dr Liversidge’s professional passion is learning, teaching and giving his expertise, support and time to students and colleagues to help them collectively achieve their goals.