Our Staff

Shaun Reason - Chief Executive

Prior to becoming CEO, Shaun was a Head of Science and a secondary headteacher. Then making a career change, he became Chief Executive of a careers company, HCS Careers, which achieved four awards from the Sunday Times “Best Companies to Work For”.

Shaun is currently a member of the Science Education Forum, the National Curriculum Science Expert Group, the National Science CPD Forum and the Education and Skills Policy Panel of the IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology).  Shaun also sits on the Schools University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) Advisory Board, the National Network of Science Learning Centres & Partnership Steering Group, as well as the Science Learning Consortia (Central England; London & SE England) Executive Board.

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.

Emma Hill – Head of Communications and Systems

Emma is an experienced science communicator and has over 10 years experience working with community engagement in science and technology. She has overall responsiblity for ASE communications including the website, membership systems, marketing and social media. 

Our Field Officer Network

Frances Evans CSciTeach - Field Officer, London & Eastern Region and Network Co-ordinator

Frances has taught in schools and FE before taking on various senior roles. She left full time teaching in 2014 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 ASE. 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.

Tanya Dempster CSciTeach - Field Officer, North and East Midlands

Tanya works across the East and North Midlands area, setting up science TeachMeets, helping organise conferences and meetings, advising ASE members and is passionate about quality science education that enthuses pupils with a love of the subject. Teacher of Physics Award IoP 1989.

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.

Patrick Dower CSciTeach - Field Officer, North of England

Patrick 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.  

Head Office Staff

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. Currently dealing with the Registers (CSciTeach, RSci and RSciTech) administration.

Ray Hancock - Business Liaison Manager

Ray manages all aspects of all ASE's conferences exhibitions. He helps Field Officers plan and manage the Area Conferences.

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 Shoebottom - Professional Development Administrator

Karen provides administrative and management support to the Professional Development team. She supports the overall development and implementation of projects. She also administers the Library Journal Subscriptions on behalf of Membership.

Karen Dyer - Professional Development Administrator

Karen provides administrative and management support to the Professional Development team. She manages ASE's bookshop and supports professional development conferences.

Barbara Hansell - Membership Administrator

Barbara supports registration & accreditation and manages membership enquiries, renewals and requests.

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). Works closely with the Editors and Editorial Boards on the production of journals.

Deepa Davies - Finance Administrator

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.