Our Staff

Lynn Ladbrook - Chief Executive

As its CEO, Lynn works closely with the Board of Trustees, Chair Trio and Education Group to set the strategic direction of the Association and ensure it achieves its mission and purpose as set out the Royal Charter.

Head Office Staff

Lara Rowe - Office Manager
Lara assists the Chief Executive and the rest of the team in the day to day running of ASE. She manages the office and HR and also deals with membership and publications queries.

Marianne Cutler - Director, Policy and Curriculum Innovation
Marianne has overall responsibility for curriculum support and projects. She works closely with ASE committees and manages professional development projects.

Rebecca Peacock - Director, Professional Learning and Development
In this new role, Rebecca's primary purpose will be to lead on the development and delivery of a comprehensive and impactful learning and continuing professional development (CPD) programme for ASE members and the wider science education community.

Olivia Hill - Director, Communications
Olivia has responsibility for leading on all internal and external communications, marketing and member and stakeholder engagement activities. 

Kirstie Hogan - Communications and Content Officer 
Kirstie is responsible for managing our social media content, graphic design, newsletter production, website editing and more. 

Laura Rafferty - Director, Finance & Operations 
Laura oversees the overall financial management of of the ASE and Millgate including budgeting, management accounts, cost control and income generation, cash flow forecasts, risk review & insurance.

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.

Laura Townsend - Publications Manager
Laura is responsible for ASEs publications including journals - Primary Science, School Science Review, Science Teacher Education and Journal of Emerging Science.  She also manages Millgate, our publications arm.  

Karen Dyer - Publications Production Manager 
Karen has many years experience working in the publishing industry and manages the production process for journals; Education is Science, Primary Science and Science Teacher Education, as well as new ASE and Millgate books

Jane Hanrott - Copy Editor and Proofreader
As well as copy editing and proofing Education in Science, Journal of Emergent Science, Science Teacher Education, ASE International, and ASE/Millgate books, Jane co-ordinates the publication of School Science Review

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.

Rob Butler CSciTeach Projects Lead   
Rob leads on our Wolfson funded "Keeping Science Practical" project - supporting schools in difficult circumstances in their provision of high quality practical science education.    Rob taught secondary science for over twenty years in both mainstream and special education settings and 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 also our Professional Registers Registrar.

Melanie Bennett - Membership and Regional Events Officer 
Melanie is responsible for regional outreach and membership support.  She works closely with our English Regional Committees to support our local community of ASE members.   

Our Devolved Nation Leads

Our Devolved Nation Leads support the community of teachers, technicians, and others working within science education in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and provide regional expertise which helps to inform policy at the national level. 

Cerian Angharad CSciTeach - Devolved Nation Lead, 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.

Michelle Ryan - Devolved Nation Lead, 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 – Devolved Nation Lead, 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.