Thought-leader and innovator who excels at driving evidence-led change in education policy and practice through strategic vision, partnerships and consensus building. Experience gained in charitable, academic, professional body, third-sector and commercial contexts; in organisations known for their creative and pioneering approach to science and engineering education. Significant involvement with major UK education initiatives.
Head of Education Policy, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2013 – )
Director, Isinglass Consultancy Ltd (2005 –2016 )
Director of Public Programmes, North West Genetics Knowledge Park (2006-2008)
Project Lead, National Science Learning Centre (2001-2006)
Senior Project Manager, The Wellcome Trust (2001-2006)
Education Project Manager, The Wellcome Trust (1996-2001)
Visiting Research Fellow, The Royal Institution of Great Britain (2012 – 2016 )
Associate Fellow, Centre for Education & Industry, University of Warwick (2010 – 2014)
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Manchester (2008 – 2012)
Head of Biology, Haverstock School (1991-96)
Teacher of Biology & Psychology, Thomas Peacocke School, Rye (1986-1990)
Twelve Institutes of Technology will be set up across the country to boost young people’s skills and set them on a clear path to a high skilled, high wage career, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced today (10 April 2019).
At the end of July, the Wellcome Trust hosted a conference for the initiative ScienceLearning+, to report on work it funds to improve knowledge and practice in informal science learning. The scope of the scheme covers engineering too. It's a great programme and long overdue.
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