Abi is the Space and Physics Project Manager for the ASDC. Abi is managing Explore Your Universe, a national strategic partnership between ASDC and The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and ASDC’s national space programme, Destination Space, in partnership with the UK Space Agency.
Abi has ten years of science communication and engagement experience working internationally and in across a variety of disciplines. She is passionate about reaching new audiences and finding ways to engage everyone with cutting edge research.
Abi joined ASDC in April 2019 after working with the Institute of Physics as Welsh Support Officer, where she oversaw the Institute’s engagement activities in Wales, conceiving and delivering a range of activity including Physics Science Storytelling and outreach at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. Prior to this Abi worked with the Education and Public Outreach team at Leiden University Observatory, coordinating the distribution of astronomy resources to an international network.
Abi started off working in science communication at Edinburgh and Techfest Aberdeen science festivals while a student at the University of Aberdeen. This opened up opportunities to work at science festivals in Bangalore, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh where Abi led international teams of science communicators and honed the communication skills she brings to her current role.
You can contact Abi on 0117 925 9753 or via Email.