The University of Vienna, Austrian Educational Competence Centre Chemistry, Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Dr. Simone Abels is a junior professor for science education at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, since February 2016. The last five years she was a senior researcher (postdoc) at the University of Vienna, Austria, in the field of chemistry education. Before that she studied special needs education and did her PhD in chemistry education at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She was a teacher trainee at special needs schools. Her research interests are in the area of inquiry-based science education, inclusive science and chemistry education as well as reflexive teacher education.