Chair of the Association

The Chair is a vital role to our Association and the elected chair provides an authoritative voice for the thousands of members ASE supports and the wider science education community. Elected candidates remain part of the chair trio for three consecutive years. The roles are assumed from the 1st August each year.

The Chair Trio

ASE Chair 2018/19: Mary Whitehouse CSciTeach​

Mary Whitehouse is a physics teacher with experience in school and is now a leading member of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). She is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Lawrence Bragg Medal, recognising her national contribution to teaching and learning in physics. Alongside work as a curriculum developer, she teaches the physics content of the University’s initial teacher-training course. You can follow Mary on twitter @MaryUYSEG

ASE Past Chair 2017/18: Linda Needham CSciTeach

Linda in currently an Independent Education Consultant who has formerly worked at a Regional Science Advisor. She is a long serving member of the Yorkshire Region, a member of the Education Group and a regular host on #ASEchat. You can follow Linda on twitter @NeedhamL56

ASE Chair-Elect 2018/19: Prof. Janice Griffiths CSciTeach

Professor Janice Griffiths leads the Mathematics and Science Learning  Centre at the University of Southampton. She has been an active member of ASE since 2000 and has served on local and national committees and boards. She is passionate about developing regional activity to support members in their locality and promoting ASE membership to science educators.