Chairman of ASDC and Chief Executive, Glasgow Science Centre
From as early as I can remember, I have been excited by Science and Technology. I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and after a few years of working as an engineering consultant, returned to complete a PhD in Electrical Engineering. I then spent six years working as a commercial software engineer before moving into management/CEO positions which ultimately led me to becoming the Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre in 2012.
What I Bring
A combined passion for science, technology and education.
20 years of experience across a number of science and technology related businesses.
Six years of running an educational ‘think-tank’ (where I developed an understanding of the challenges teachers face everyday in schools to provide the very best learning opportunities for the children in their charge).
And, six years of running one of the largest Science Centres in the UK.
Society is increasingly being shaped by science and technology. This is creating many new opportunities but it also brings challenges. I believe that our role as science communication professionals is to help all sections of the community to access these opportunities and also to understand some of these challenges.
If elected, I will work with the ASDC and my colleagues in the Science Centre network to understand how we can engage with those communities that have never seen the relevance of science in their lives but arguably, could be the ones that could benefit most.