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Lorraine Spiller

Job Title: 
Researcher/Resource Developer

Lorraine Spiller is a researcher and resource developer at NZCER.


Lorraine came from secondary teaching where she specialised in Biology and Science. In 2008 she was a Teacher Fellow with the NZ Royal Society.

Her research interests include:

  • Pasifika education
  • Science education
  • Curriculum and resource development
  • Assessment

Lorraine has a BSc, Dip. Tchg (Secondary), and M.Ed.

Recent work include:

  • Development of Junior Science: Thinking with Evidence
  • ARB science resourcing
  • National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement - Science
  • Contract monitoring for Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) 
  • Te Toi Tupu Science facilitation for primary schools and teachers in the lower North Island (2014 - 2017)

Research outputs