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Doctor Wonyong Park

Doctor Wonyong Park

 BSc, MSc, DPhil

Research interests

  • Science education
  • STEM education
  • Disaster risk reduction

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Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr Wonyong Park is a Lecturer in Science Education within the Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

He is interested in exploring the role of science and STEM education in building disaster-resilient society in times of various local and global crises. In so doing, he is committed to interdisciplinary approaches between science and other subjects such as history, citizenship and RE.

His work has been published in leading education journals including International Journal of Science Education, Science & Education, Asia Pacific Education Review, Research in Science Education, Cultural Studies of Science Education, and Educational Philosophy and Theory. Wonyong serves as a reviewer for journals such as Science Education, Science & Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Oxford Review of Education, Cultural Studies of Science Education, Asia-Pacific Science Education, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, and Education Sciences.

Wonyong enjoys sharing his work with diverse audiences. Alongside regular appearance at academic conferences, he has been invited as a guest speaker at University of Southampton, University of Birmingham, King's College London (UK), Korea National University of Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul National University, Kongju National University, Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology (Korea), CERN Physics Education Group (Switzerland), and University of Groningen (Netherlands).

Wonyong currently serves as NARST Strand 13 (History, Philosophy, Sociology and Nature of Science) Coordinator, ESERA Strand 6 (Interdisciplinarity and Education) Co-Chair, and Member of the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee at Southampton. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Science Teacher Education.

Since 2022, Wonyong has been working as a PI on three research projects: a study on the role of science education in tackling disasters (funded by the ESRC), a review of STEM policies in Southeast European and Mediterranean nations (comissioned by UNESCO), and a collaborative curriculum development between science and history teachers in Southampton to teach the Titanic disaster (funded by Faculty of Social Sciences).

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