TEAM

Dr Jo FosterDirector
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Jo became the director of IRIS in 2019, after serving as an active trustee.

 

As vice principal at Camborne Science and International Academy, she led the school’s specialist STEM provision, Nexus. Jo knows, first-hand, the impact of research in schools, particularly its role in unlocking young people’s enthusiasm for STEM subjects.

 

Jo is the STEM Education Trustee for the Science Museum Group and is a member of the Royal Society Education Committee.

Laura TyzackChief Administration Officer
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Laura manages IRIS’ overall operations and resources.

She holds a BSc (Hons) Physics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc Medical Physics from the University of Surrey.

 

Steve Greenwood Consultant
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IRIS’ former head executive, Steve now advises the team and brings continuity to the team.

 

Steve has had a long career in management, running large scale operations in the UK and across Europe. Until recently he was the Chair of Governors at a primary school in Essex.

Mike GrocottRegional Schools Engagement Lead
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Mike oversees schools engagement with IRIS, ensuring we’re doing our best to continually inspire and encourage teachers and students to carry out research in schools.

 

A recipient of the Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education, Mike is a talented and passionate teacher of science. Mike is responsible for the development of our projects and supporting teachers and students. He is also a lead educator for the National Space Academy.

Marcus BernardRegional Schools Engagement Lead
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Marcus oversees schools engagement with IRIS, ensuring we’re doing our best to continually inspire and encourage teachers and students to carry out research in schools.

 

A former deputy headteacher at an inner-city school in Birmingham, Marcus believes by offering inspiring learning opportunities we can unlock young people’s fervour for STEM subjects. Marcus holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management.

Clare TurnbullResearch Associate
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Formerly a principal researcher for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Clare gathers data and helps to evaluate the effectiveness of our work. She has an MSc in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University and is a member of the British Psychological Society.

Jennifer StoremskiCommunications Manager
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Jennifer manages IRIS’ communications channels, promoting the charity and keeping our audiences inspired and informed.

 

Jennifer has more than 18 years’ experience as a communications and marketing professional, having worked in a wide variety of sectors including finance, media, business-to-business and not-for profit.

Nick WhiteGraphic Designer
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Nick is our in-house designer. He has over 25 years experience, having worked for top London design agencies and blue chip clients.