Graphic Science – The People

Ben Johnson

Director, Graphic Science

Ben has worked in public engagement with science for over thirty 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.

Annabelle Byrne

Public Engagement Analyst

Working in the projects and consultancy side of the office, Annabelle 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, Annabelle worked for In2scienceUK and the I’m a Scientist projects. She has experience of evaluation and project management within the public engagement and widening participation sector.

Annabelle has an MSc in Science Communication from UWE Bristol.


Rhona Phelps

STEM Manager

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 Team, 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.

Kathryn Warr

STEM Manager

Kathryn co-ordinates the work of the STEM Ambassador Programme in the South West. She is the first point of contact for STEM Ambassadors and Schools, providing support & guidance to anyone wishing to engage with the STEM Ambassador programme, as well as supporting the delivery of other STEM focused programmes, including CyberFirst Schools and the IET Faraday Challenge.

Kathryn delivers the national ‘Getting Started’ training for Ambassadors and works closely with organisations to support the delivery of successful STEM events.

Liz Lister

STEM Manager

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 within the STEM team 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 Common
Felton, Near Bristol
BS40 9YP

Main office number:  +44 (0)1275 47 44 44

STEM support number:  +44 (0)1275 47 49 48