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Inspiring better outcomes for our planet through science education

About Us

BIOZONE has more than 30 years experience in the development of engaging and effective resources for science teaching and learning.

BIOZONE’s authors have science degrees and high school teaching experience. Our authors wide range of science backgrounds and experience ensures they bring sound scientific and pedagogical principles to all of BIOZONE’s titles. The result? Accessible, yet rigorous, programs designed to engage learners of all types.

Our extraordinary suite of resources meet the challenges of teaching today’s students, whether they be in a traditional classroom environment, an informal teaching setting or learning remotely.

Why BIOZONE?

BIOZONE is renowned for its engaging presentation of content with a strong visual appeal.

Our resources are unlike any you’ve seen before, and a departure from the traditional basal textbook paradigm. We take a “WorkText” approach, combining the very best features of a traditional textbook with the utility of an interactive workbook. The resulting hybrid provides well designed, compact lessons that engage students and provide a rigorous yet accessible program of work.  BIOZONE’s unique approach encourages direct interaction with the content, allowing students to record their answers within the context of the stimulus material and form a “record of work” for quick and easy revision.

By their innovative design, our resources encourage student interaction, using simple investigations and data analysis to engage students in the science around them. Innovative strategies to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving help your students develop the 21st-century skills they need to succeed.

Our expert writers bring science to life through the use of phenomena from engagement to assessment. We continually revise and improve on our resources to ensure they remain current and relevant to your needs. Part of this process is engaging with you, as teachers and valuing your feedback, and we are only ever a phone call or email away.

Meet The Team

Proudly Owned and Operated by Educators

Richard Allan

President & Publisher

Tony Ivers

International Marketing
& Sales Director
General Manager USA

Gwen Gilbert

Customer Service
Team leader

Paolo Curray

IT Manager

Anu Chauhan

Supply Chain Manager

Allan Young

Finance & HR Manager

Meet The Authors BIOZONE's expert team of writers

Jill Mellanby
Publishing Editor & Author

Jill began her science career with a degree in biochemistry and, after a short spell in research labs, became a science teacher both in the UK and then New Zealand. She spent many years managing the Royal Society of New Zealand’s academic publishing programme of eight science journals which allowed her to hone her project management and editorial skills. She was also a part of the Expert Advice writing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand, producing science pieces for a public audience. She joined the BIOZONE team in late 2021, as editor.
Lissa Bainbridge-Smith
Author & Professional Development Manager

Lissa graduated with a Masters in Science (hons) from the University of Waikato. After graduation she worked in industry in a research and development capacity for eight years. Lissa joined BIOZONE in 2006 and is hands-on developing new curricula. Lissa has also taught science theory and practical skills to international and ESL students 
Kent Pryor
Author

Kent has a BSc from Massey University, majoring in zoology and ecology and taught secondary school biology and chemistry for 9 years before joining BIOZONE as an author in 2009.

Sarah Gaze

Author

Sarah has 16 years of experience as a Science and Chemistry teacher, recently completing M.Ed. (1st class hons) with a focus on curriculum, science, and climate change education. She has a background in educational resource development, academic writing, and art. Sarah joined the BIOZONE team, at the start of 2022. 

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