Robin became involved in science communication activity during his research posts in Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow before joining GSC in 2000.
His personal development at GSC has seen him move from frontline deliverer, through programme and exhibition development to strategic planning and implementation.
Robin leads a strong creative team of scientists and educationalists that aims to inspire, challenge and engage all learners in science.
What could I bring to ASDC?
Ten years of science communication experience at all levels.
Clear understanding of the issues faced in engaging a wide range of audiences with science.
Strong analytical skills with experience in developing and delivering strategic objectives.
Science and discovery centres have the potential to become key hubs of science engagement activity across the UK.
This is an exciting time with external factors, such as the recently realised DIUS paper ‘A Vision for Science and Society’, offering a range of significant opportunities.
As a network we need to act collectively to establish a clear strategic framework that:
Forms strategic alliances.
Provides systematic long-term analysis of outcomes and impacts.
Develops a quality assurance framework.
Develops professional science communicators.
Supports efficient and effective delivery of high quality national programmes