Francis Lemon is a Lecturer in Education for the Secondary PGCE at UEA. He is a chemistry-specialist teacher educator and teaches on the Secondary Science PGCE course.
Since 2018, Francis has been Course Co-Director for the Secondary PGCE. His additional leadership responsibilities have included Quality Assurance, NQT Coordination, and Resource Development.
Before joining UEA as a teacher educator, Francis taught secondary science and A Level chemistry in 11-18 schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. He was Lead Teacher and Head of Chemistry.
Francis wanted to be a teacher to inspire young people to the awe and wonder of science. In short, he believes that the very best science teachers meet two key requirements: they want to help young people and they have an enthusiasm for science. Francis really enjoys helping PGCE trainee teachers navigate the start of a challenging, but incredibly rewarding career!
He has been Director of Admissions for the School of Education and Lifelong Learning since 2019.
Francis is a Fellow of the HEA and a Founder Member of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Francis completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex, where he achieved a First Class MChem (Hons) degree. He then completed an MS degree in Chemistry at New York University, USA. He has a PGCE(M) in Secondary Education (Science) and a PG-Cert in Higher Education Practice.
Francis Lemon predominantly teaches on the Secondary PGCE course. He has also supervised Master's dissertation students on the MA Educational Practice and Research.
Francis Lemon taught undergraduate chemistry on ‘Chemistry 101’ and ‘Chemistry 102’ modules as a recitation and laboratory adjunct instructor at New York University under Professor John Halpin.