Dr Tony Wright


School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56634


Science education including inquiry-based approaches and assessment, visualisation and haptics in chemical education; the place of discipinarity in current educational settings; science in the middle years of schooling

Dr Tony Wright is a lecturer in science education in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. He teaches in both the secondary aned middle years of schooling programs as well as lecturing in chemistry in the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences. He has worked as a journalist, a research chemist and has taught in high schools and universities in England and New Zealand as well as Australia. His current research involves topics that relate to science education and examine student learning in science, assessment in science education, teacher professional learning in in both school and university settings and the use of information and communication technologies to support learning. He has presented his work in England, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Austria as well as New Zealand and Australia. He teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in science education as well as working teachers in schools.


  • Graduation Diploma of Education, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Auckland
  • Master of Science, The University of Auckland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Auckland


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Book Chapter

  • Campbell, Chris, Freihofner, Ulla, Smala, Simone and Wright, Tony (2017). Facilitation of self-regulation in a CLIL on-line learning environment in science. In Carmel Mary Coonan, Luciano Favaro and Marcella Menegale (Ed.), A journey through the content and language integrated learning landscape: problems and prospects (pp. 140-149) Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Lawrie, Gwendolyn, Wright, Anthony, Schultz, Madeleine, Dargaville, Tim, Tasker, Roy, Williams, Mark, Bedford, Simon, O'Brien, Glennys and Thompson, Christopher (2016). Closing the loop: a model for inter-institutional collaboration through delivering formative assessment in large, first-year STEM classes. In Gabriela C. Weaver, Wilella D. Burgess, Amy L. Childress and Linda Slakey (Ed.), Transforming institutions : undergraduate STEM education for the 21st century (pp. 399-410) West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.

  • Lawrie, Gwendolyn A., Schultz, Madeleine, Bailey, Chantal H., Mamun, Abdullah Al, Micallef, Aaron S., Williams, Mark and Wright, Anthony H. (2016). Development of scaffolded online modules to support self-regulated learning in chemistry concepts. In Madeleine Schultz, Siegbert Schmid and Thomas Holme (Ed.), Technology and assessment strategies for improving student learning in chemistry (pp. 1-21) Washington, DC, United States: American Chemical Society. doi:10.1021/bk-2016-1235.ch001

  • George, D. A., Clewett, J. F., Huda, A. K. S., Birch, C. J., Wright, A. H., Allen, W. R. and Parvez, Q. (2007). A longitudinal study of farmers and trainers capturing climate information for sustainable development. In Allam Ahmed (Ed.), World Sustainable Development: Outlook 2007 - Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century (pp. 141-152) Sheffield, United Kingdom: Greenleaf Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision