Helen is responsible for the overall running of the Science Council and development of the team, to deliver the strategy set by the Board, ensure that members are served and that the Council positively contributes to the wider scientific community. Read more about Helen.
Download the Chief Executive's Scheme of Delegation.
Telephone: 020 3434 2029 / 07715 677909 Email: Jane
Simon is on part-time secondment to the Science Council from the University of York where he works alongside Kelly Vere on the Technician Commitment, ensuring visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical skills and roles in higher education.
Telephone: 020 3434 2010
Richard is on secondment from the Royal Society of Chemistry, leading our Gatsby funded project which seeks to enhance technical routes into the sciences by further integrating professional registration standards into apprenticeships, T Levels and higher technical qualifications.
Hayley leads on our Common Application Process (CAP). Hayley supports applicants that are applying for professional registration and also trains our assessors.
Telephone: 020 3434 2016
Mary supports the Registration and Licensing team to maintain and uphold the standards. Mary is also the lead for CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Telephone: 020 3434 2028
Oli has responsibility for ensuring the organisation has a well-functioning governance structure, including Board, Council and subcommittee meetings. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Secretary through the ICSA: The Governance Institute.
Telephone: 020 3434 2025
Richard ensures overall support in establishing operational and administrative systems that maximise the efficiency and capacity of the organisation.
Telephone: 020 3434 2020
Kelly is on secondment with the Science Council, leading on our work with the Higher Education sector and industry to promote a professional identity for scientists and technicians.
Telephone: 020 3434 2023
Tanya leads on matters of professionalism and registration; setting, maintaining and improving standards for individual scientists, and the licensing and accreditation systems for professional bodies.
Telephone: 020 3434 2024
Brian manages the relationships we have with our member organisations, ensuring that staff and volunteers at these professional bodies have an excellent experience and that the organisation is getting value from Science Council membership. He is also responsible for developing and delivering services that support member organisations to attract and retain their own members.
Telephone: 020 3434 2021
Applicant Support Mentors
Science Council Applicant Support Mentors facilitate workshops aimed at supporting individuals to understand the process for professional registration and the requirements to completing an application. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob Butler was a science teacher for over 20 years, spending the last six as a deputy head before leaving to pursue a career as an independent consultant. Rob is a Field Officer for the Association of Science Education (ASE) and is also a Chartered Science Teacher through the ASE, gaining his professional recognition in 2011. Rob is passionate about science at all levels of society.
Attending Rob's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here:
Part two: Competence Report Masterclass
Laurence is a Chartered Scientist and has 30 years’ experience of working, as a technician, in higher education and life science research institutes, throughout the UK and in the USA. During his career he has been engaged with scientific research and communicated science via outreach activities, teaching, training and publishing. He completed a degree in Biomedical sciences and his technical expertise pertains to molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry & clinical genomics. He is currently a Registrant Assessor for the Institute of Science & Technology (IST) and runs registration workshops at the University of Leicester and nationally for the IST. He holds a Fellowship with the IST (FIScT).
Attending Laurence's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here:
Part two: Competence Report Masterclass
Stephen's main areas of scientific expertise are Histology, Microscopy, & Immunohistochemistry, having originally trained as a Biomedical Scientist. Other areas of expertise include conference management, network coordination and CPD facilitator. He is passionate about training scientific & technical staff in higher and further education, and related organisations across the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences (FIAS); Member of the Institute of Science and technology (MIScT) and a Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Science and Technology.
Attending Stephen's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here: