I graduated from Techniquest Science Centre/ University of Glamorgan in 2005 with an MSc in Science Communication. For my dissertation I ran a series of outreach events for community groups around Cardiff which sparked off my interest in public engagement and outreach.
Following Techniquest I joined the Physics in Society team at the Institute of Physics managing their Lab in a Lorry programme. After a year I moved to the position of Outreach Officer for the Institute where I developed a range of public outreach activities such as Physics in the Field, Spooky Science and Food Physics campaigns, as well as managing the IOP Public Engagement Grant Scheme.
In 2009 I joined the Royal Society as Education Manager where I managed their schools outreach programme which included schools’ involvement during the Royal Society’s 350th Anniversary in 2010, such as the 10 day long Festival of Science and the Arts at the Southbank Centre, and the launch of web based teaching resources Invigorate.
I have been freelance since September 2011 and have worked on a number of projects providing services in project management, evaluation, training, and the development of resources. Clients include The Wellcome Trust, STEMNET, Cafe Scientifique, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, South East Physics Network and Invisible Dust.