Graphic Science – The People
Director, Graphic Science
Ben has worked in public engagement with science for over twenty years devising, delivering and evaluating an enormous range of public engagement and education projects. He has extensive experience as consultant to funders, policymakers and the HE and education sectors.
Ben is also Chair of the General Committee of the British Science Association, Member of the Advisory Panel on Public Engagement at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship panel and Member of the REF 2021 Main Panel B.
Working on the projects and consultancy side of the team, Becky’s work ranges from serious reporting to playful projects and evaluation tools. It has included developing training and workshops for senior and early career academics, evaluating the processes and outcomes of grant schemes, writing children’s STEM activities, running a popup shop and lots more besides.
She cares most about enabling people to engage with and challenge knowledge and practice whether that’s around stem cell research or building a science centre exhibit.
Becky has a BSc in Biochemistry and an MA in Animation.
Working in the projects and consultancy side of the office, Louisa supports all aspects of a project. She focuses on all stages of the evaluation process including research, data analysis and reporting, as well as relationship management.
Before joining Graphic Science, Louisa worked in Special Educational Needs Education, and has experience of monitoring and evaluation with the third sector.
Louisa has an MSci in Chemistry from UCL.
Laurene is part of the EUROPAH consortium – a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action funded by the EU under the Horizon2020 framework – and she is jointly hosted by the University of Bristol School of Education and Graphic Science. She is the only Early Stage Researcher in EUROPAH who is not a scientist. She was an actor, director and a science coordinator before joining EUROPAH. She believes that dialogue with public is an important requirement of science research nowadays, and she is here to observe and analyse this process.
Rhona is/was an engineer and started her career in academic research, completing a PhD in Biomechanics following a Mechanical Engineering degree and moving gradually into outreach.
Rhona works alongside the other members of the STEM Ambassador Hub West England with the overriding aim of generating excitement around STEM subjects and enthusing young people to consider a future within a STEM environment. She is involved with developing and providing training for STEM volunteers and working with other providers to develop STEM enrichment activities.
STEM Hub Co-ordinator
Kathryn co-ordinates the work of the STEM Ambassador Hub West England. She is the first point of contact for all new STEM Ambassadors and provides support & guidance to anyone wishing to engage with the STEM Ambassador programme. She regularly delivers training for Ambassadors and works closely with employers to meet their training needs and support their delivery of successful STEM events.
Kathryn is the DBS lead for Graphic Science and oversees the online Ambassador request system for teachers, schools and youth organisations.
Caroline has a background in science communication and informal science education, previously working at At-Bristol (We The Curious), University of Bristol Widening Participation and Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.
As part of the Hub West England STEM Ambassador team Caroline develops and delivers training programmes for STEM Ambassadors as well as providing STEM support for schools, colleges, businesses and partner organisations. Caroline is passionate about inspiring and engaging young people with STEM with a particular focus on increasing diversity.
Liz has a background in formal and informal science education, having started out as a secondary school science teacher before moving on to science communication.
Liz’s work with Graphic Science is with the STEM Ambassador Hub West England where she develops and delivers training for volunteers involved with the STEM Ambassador programme. She also provides support and guidance for organisations – including schools, local authorities, third sector organisations and STEM employers – on how best to engage and inspire young people through STEM activities.
Graphic Science – The Place
Graphic Science Ltd
The Sheilings Barn
Felton, Near Bristol
Main office number: +44 (0)1275 47 44 44
STEM support number: +44 (0)1275 47 49 48