Dan Jenkins - Head of Programme
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project, running strategy and implementation for all the support we offer for teachers and technicians. Dan implemented our programme working with PGCE students and their tutors, including the popular 'Train the Trainer' events. He hasn't lost his ability for hands-on science though - Dan can still trouble shoot any query that comes in to the SAPS team.
Dan was previously Project Manager for SAPS, and joined us from the Institute of Education, University College London, and the Science Learning Centre London. After an original degree in Botany, and a year working at Kew before specialising in science education, it's no surprise that he's a wizard with plant science practicals. Dan has strategic oversight over the Programme as a whole which includes the Gatbsy Plant Science Summer School project and a student engagement project.
Harriet Truscott - Communications Manager
As Communications Manager for the Science and Plants for Schools project, Harriet oversees and implements our communications strategy - from our digital presence to our print communications.
Harriet also runs our student engagement project, and develops and manages communications strategy across the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme as a whole.
Harriet has creating prize-winning public engagement programmes in many different fields across the University of Cambridge. These include leading the Cambridge Faculty of English's Widening Participation Programme, leading the Faculty of Education's E-learning project, and winning a European E-learning award for an online creative writing resource for young people. She held the University Library's Arcadia Fellowship in 2009 and is an alumna of the Windsor Leadership Programme.
Claire Pennycuick - Project Co-ordinator
Claire Pennycuick plans and carries out the many events for SAPS and the wider Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme. These include our annual week long Undergraduate Summer School for 80 biosciences undergraduates, our stand and workshops at the ASE Annual Conference, and our 'Train the Trainer' events for those who teach trainee teachers. This is a long way from being all - Claire's also behind many of our promotions to PGCE students.
Claire was previously Director of a successful marketing and promotions company, before joining the world of science communication.
Bronwen Richards - Schools Officer
Anyone attending our annual outing to ASE conferences will have been ably assisted by Bronwen, you can also watch our videos on fieldwork techniques to hear more from her. Bronwen also runs activities for our student engagement project, organising careers day, organising Careers Day events, student Masterclasses, outreach visits and much more. As such, Bronwen is the face that many of our students know best. She has particular expertise in outdoor learning, and in engaging secondary schools pupils with the natural environment.
An experienced ecologist, Bronwen joined the team from the Field Studies Council.