Aims and activities
The objects of the Charity are to advance the education of the public, by fostering and promoting the continuing professional development (CPD) of science teachers and other educators of science by the provision of grants and bursaries to: schools, education service providers and any organisation that promotes, arranges or organises courses and meetings which provide CPD to science educators.
The hon. Rosie Bailey, STEM Learning Non-Executive Director and Chair of the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust
Rosie Bailey has worked in finance in the City for 17 years, since studying mathematics at Oxford University. She comes from a family with a long-standing passion for science and engineering and is committed to passing that enthusiasm on to the next generation, including to her three daughters.
Until recently, she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at the Royal Bank of Canada, having previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Lazard. She advised large multinational corporations on strategy, acquisitions and financing and was responsible for the bank’s relationships with key consumer and retail clients including Tesco and Unilever.
At STEM Learning, Rosie brings her significant experience in finance, strategy and corporate governance as Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust, Chair of the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust Audit Committee and as a key contributor to our overall strategy.
Dr Anita Krishnamurthi, Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome - Trustee
Dr Anita Krishnamurthi is the Head of Education and Learning at the Wellcome Trust in London. In this role, she leads a team that is striving to transform science education and learning for young people. The team works on strategic initiatives to support improved science teaching in schools, increase opportunities for informal science learning in youth programs and other settings, commissions research that can inform and impact teaching and learning, and advocates for policy changes to bring about systemic improvements.
Prior to this role, Anita spent most of her career in the United States. Following a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, she switched to a career in science education. She has worked as a Program Officer in the Office on Public Understanding of Science at the US National Academy of Sciences; a Program Manager at NASA Headquarters for the Science Mission Directorate’s education program; the Lead for Education and Public Outreach in the Astrophysics Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; the John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow at the American Astronomical Society; and as Vice President for STEM Policy at the Afterschool Alliance where she launched and led the Alliance’s national STEM policy and advocacy initiatives.
Ian Duffy, Head of Communications and Advocacy - UK offshore wind at bp
Ian Duffy joined bp's refining business in 1999 with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He is responsible for developing bp's approach to stakeholder engagement for offshore wind development in the UK. He is a governor of a federation of schools in London, a director of STEM Learning, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Ian previously led a major collaborative project, Enterprising Science, in partnership with University College London, King's College London and the Science Museum Group. Enterprising Science was a five-year research and development programme, which developed tools to help teachers and other STEM educators to inspire young people to study STEM subjects after the age of 16.
Ms Katherine Mathieson - Chief Executive British Science Association - Independent Trustee
Katherine Mathieson is Chief Executive at the British Science Association (BSA) which believes that science should be a more fundamental part of culture and society. The BSA runs a range of programmes for public and school audiences which enable them to strengthen their relationship with science, and for scientists which provide them with platforms for conversations with the public. The BSA also does research & campaigns on the relationship between science and culture.
Katherine previously led a portfolio of projects in science education and enterprise education for Nesta. She has previously held roles at a range of other science organisations, including the Forensic Science Service, Science Line and the pharmaceutical company Merck.
Katherine has a degree in Natural Sciences, an MSc in Science Communication, a PGDip in Information Science and a PGDip in Voluntary Sector Management. She is a volunteer for GirlGuidingUK, and a Trustee of the Royal Commonwealth Society and ENTHUSE Charitable Trust.
Mrs Riffat Wall - Principal of Urmston Grammar - Independent Trustee
I have been the Principal of Urmston Grammar for six years. I joined the school thirteen years ago as the Director of the Science College.
I have also worked in a range of comprehensive schools in the North West as Teacher of Science/Biology, KS3 Co-ordinator, Head of Biology and Head of Science.
I am passionate about promoting the enjoyment and uptake of STEM subjects. If we want young people to go on to study STEM subjects at university or through apprenticeships and then have careers in the STEM sector, it is essential that their experience in the lab or the classroom is relevant to the world that they live in. There is no better way of doing this than ensuring that the world of work is linked with the curriculum they study. As the Principal I feel that creating opportunities for work experience for students and staff are essential to develop an understanding of industry.
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