Since 2017, Rachel has worked at Science Made Simple Ltd, an award-winning STEM outreach company dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers through provision of public engagement experiences which help to break down barriers between formal learning and day-to-day living.
Science Made Simple reaches 60,000 people a year in schools, festivals, and learning outside the classroom events. It also supports researchers in their work to engage audiences of all kinds, through provision of training events and full public engagement programmes for universities, NGOs, and learned societies.
As Associate Director – Development, Rachel oversees business planning, special projects, and fundraising. She manages the company’s training service and its larger collaborative projects, EU H2020 PERFORM and Thinking, Doing, Talking Science
BIG STEM Communicators Network Development and delivery of professional development days and support bursaries for BIG members; management of The BIG Event – an annual three-day conference hosted by a different UK visitor centre each year.
Welsh Government Assessment panel member for National Science Academy Grant Scheme, Facilitation of stakeholder meeting.
See Science Representation in North Wales of STEMNET brokerage and other contracts which help schools to access STEM enrichment activities; delivery of enrichment activities to students, support and training of STEM Ambassadors and teachers.
Women’s Engineering Society Event Manager, WES Student Conference and NWED Conference.