Meet the Science Council team! We’re here to help with any questions you might have on professional registration for yourself, your organisation or any other general queries. Please see below for our full staff list for contact details.
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Governance and Operations
Della 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.
Telephone: 07745 205423
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Oli has responsibility for ensuring the organisation has a well-functioning corporate and governance structure, including Board, Council and subcommittee meetings. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Secretary through The Chartered Governance Institute.
Telephone: 020 3434 2025
Telephone: 07519 485596
Registration and Licensing
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
Yasmin leads on our Common Application Process (CAP). Yasmin supports applicants that are applying for professional registration.
Telephone: 020 3728 8967
Telephone: 020 3434 2028
Telephone: 020 3728 8968
Mike James is a Chartered Scientist with over 35 years’ experience working in analytical chemistry, nuclear innovation and more latterly in the field of the management strategy for special nuclear material. Mike has worked in the field of professional development for approximately twenty years leading an accredited scheme for chemists in the nuclear industry and has supported the Royal Society of Chemistry in their work assessing professional chemists. Recently retired, Mike is continuing to work as a volunteer at a Hawk and Owl Centre and has recently taken on the role of volunteer at a local museum, where he supports the curator on scientific, technical and geological materials. Mike is the Science Council’s assessor trainer and provides support to the Registration and Licensing Team.
Membership, Marketing and Policy
Jane leads on our work with external partners to promote professional recognition of the scientific and technical community, and actively promoting the role and work of the Science Council and its Members.
Telephone: 020 3434 2029 / 07715 677909 Email: Jane
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 3728 8970
Ryan leads on our policy work including developing policy positions, liaising with members and engaging with other policy stakeholders.
Telephone: 020 3728 8970
Events officer, Liz is responsible for developing the preparation, delivery and evaluation of events to ensure excellent customer experience and engagement for Member organisations and registrants.
Telephone: 020 3728 8969
Technical Pathways and Education
Tom is the Apprenticeship Lead at the Science Council. Tom's role is largely to work with member bodies and the wider community to promote and build the prestige of apprenticeships and wider technical education within the sciences.
Phone: 07541 741889
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 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 at the Association for Science Education (ASE) and also holds Chartered Science Teacher status through them, gaining his professional registration in 2011. Rob is passionate about science at all levels of society and the importance of being professionally registered.
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 Royal Society of Biology and a Chartered Scientist through the Royal Society of Biology.