I am a researcher at the University of Geneva (Section of Biology and IUFE). At the Section of Biology I am teaching the course « Biologie et Société » to undergraduate students and a biology education seminar to doctoral and post-doctoral students. I am also serving as an academic advisor to the Section for questions related to the teaching and learning of biology. At the University Teacher Training Institute (IUFE) I am teaching several science education classes to secondary teachers.

My main research interest is the teaching of science and nature of science in the context of history and philosophy of science. I have co-edited, with Ron Numbers, the book Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science (Harvard University Press, 2015) in which expert historians debunk popular myths from the history of science. I have also edited the book The Philosophy of Biology: a Companion for Educators, in which philosophers of biology draw implications from their work for biology education. I have also written two books on science, drawing on history and philosophy of science: Making Sense of Genes (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Understanding Evolution (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which was selected as a 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

My latest book is Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development (Prometheus Books, 2018). In this book I explore the role of critical events in shaping outcomes in human development, life and evolution, and also address conceptions about plan and purpose in nature. I am also currently completing a book, co-edited with Michael Reiss, titled Teaching Biology in Schools that will be published by Routledge in 2018. I will also be co-editing with Kevin McCain a book on the epistemology of science, which will also be published by Routledge. Kevin and I are also currently writing a book titled Uncertainty: How it Makes Science Advance for Oxford University Press.

Until the end of 2019, I will be serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science & Education (Springer), the official journal of IHPST, and the Editor of the Springer book series "Science: Philosophy, History and Education”.

For an overview of my publications, see my Google Scholar profile.

I have served as Book Review Editor of the research journal Science & Education (Springer), Adjunct Instructor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education of Illinois Institute of Technology and coordinator for science education for grades K-6 as well as member of the Department of Educational Research and Development of Geitonas School, in Greece, where I also taught biology and nature of science to secondary school and IB DP students.