Our Staff

Head Office Staff

Hannah Russell - Chief Executive

Suzanne Dickinson - Office Manager

Suzanne assists the Chief Executive, deals with the HR requirements and manages the office including all office provision, building services and the governance of all committees and specialist Groups. She is also the Registers administrator (CSciTeach, RSci and RSciTech).

Angela Buckland - Conferences & Events Manager

Angela manages the larger ASE conferences as well as the Annual Conference, and has over 14 years experience of managing science CPD events. She works closely with the committees to promote ASE events and supports a variety of projects.

Katherine Robertson  - Events, Exhibition and Sponsorship Officer

Katherine coordinates ASE's conference exhibitions, liaises with a variety of stakeholders regarding sponsorship opportunities and offers general admin support for ASE events

Tyla Baverstock Narraway - Events Support Officer

Tyla has joined the Events team to help support general event administration and book sales coordination, for a fixed 6 month term under the government Kickstart scheme from August 21 to February 22. 

Marianne Cutler - Director, Curriculum Innovation

Marianne has overall responsibility for curriculum support, publications and projects. She works closely with ASE committees and manages professional development projects.

Karen Shoebottom - Projects Manager

Karen supports the overall development and implementation of projects with Marianne Cutler. She also administers the Library Journal Subscriptions on behalf of Membership.

Rebecca Dixon-Watmough - Business Liaison Manager

Rebecca has overall responsibility for advertising in the ASE journals, Annual Conference handbook and other promotional media. She works closely with various committees in producing and promoting teaching and learning material.

Karen Dyer - Head of Booksales

Karen has many years experience working in the publishing industry and manages ASE's bookshop as well as the ASE Book of the Year Award.

Jane Hanrott - Journals Co-ordinator

Jane co-ordinates the publication of all the ASE journals: Primary Science, School Science Review, Education in Science (Executive Editor), Journal of Emergent Science, ASE International, and Science Teacher Education (Executive Editor). She works closely with the Editors and Editorial Boards on the production of journals.

Deepa Davies - Head of Finance

Deepa has more than 10 years’ experience of working in the financial sector. She is responsible for all the necessary financial procedures to ensure income and expenditure are properly recorded on a day-to-day basis.

Alistair Strayton - Head of Communications, Marketing and Member Engagement

Head of our marketing team, Alistair has responsibility for leading on all internal and external communications, marketing and member engagement activities - as well as special projects

Emilija Guzauskaite - Marketing Editor and Events Lead

Emilija leads on marketing around events and conferences, as well as taking a key role in general marketing, social media and communcations activitites

Laura Townsend - Membership Lead & IT Support Co-ordinator 

Laura is responsible for managing membership including enquiries, maintaining databases, subscription payments as well as offering IT support/training, working with the developer team, website editing

Manisha Pattni - Marketing and Comms Support Officer

Manisha supports Alistair and Emilija with marketing, social media and communcations activitites

Our Field Officer Network

Frances Evans CSciTeach - Field Officer, London & Southern Regions and Network Co-ordinator

Frances taught in schools and FE before taking on various senior roles. She left full time teaching in 2010 after 33 years and became an ASE Field Officer in 2011. Frances helps enhance teaching and learning in science through supporting teachers and technicians through ASE activities . In her role as Field Officer, she helps inspiring practioners share their expertise more widely.

Cerian Angharad CSciTeach - Field Officer Cymru/Wales

Cerian has been a science teacher since 1993 and a Field Officer since 2004. She coordinates a range of events for science teachers in Wales including TeachMeets, workshops supporting PGCE students and teacher conferences - providing high quality opportunities across Wales to enthuse and encourage interests in science.

Rob Butler CSciTeach Field Officer, North and East Midlands

Rob taught secondary science for over twenty years in both mainstream and special education settings. Rob has also previously supported schools across the region as part of the local authority and continues to do this with partners of the ASE. Rob is a long serving member of the ASE and is passionate about all students receiving quality science education, and educators receiving recognition for this through the ASE/Science Council.

Dr Gaynor Sharp CSciTeach - Field Officer, West Midlands

Gaynor gets involved with members through TeachMeets, teacher newsletters and running CPD events using the resources from the RAEng. Gaynor collaborates with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers and give grants to schools on their behalf.

Sarah Longshaw - Field Officer, North of England

Sarah aims to build on the great dedication and fantastic work across the region; in the conurbations and across our many rural areas, providing opportunities for every member to feel involved.

Michelle Ryan - Field Officer, Northern Ireland

Michelle is involved in the regional STEM agenda and ensure members' views are represented. She works with teachers, technicians and educational organisations to strengthen STEM within her region. Her key objectives are to continue to campaign for primary science and provide a programme of high quality regional CPD events.

Tess Watson – Field Officer, Scotland

Tess has 18 years of experience working in Scottish Education and in addition to her role as Field Officer for Scotland, is a Science Teacher and Freelance Educationalist.  

Steve Savill - Field Officer, South West of England

Over 4 years as Team Leader Monitor OCR Practical Endorsement, previous Head of Sixth Form and a Biology Teacher.