SocNatSci Board

The Board for the Society for Natural Sciences is comprised from the 15 founding member Universities across the UK.


Chair: Dr Nicky King

chair@socnatsci.org

Dr King is the Director of Studies for Natural Sciences at the University of Exeter. She is a chemist who’s interests focus on science education and pedagogy.


CEO: Professor Derek Raine

ceo@socnatsci.org

Professor Raine is Professor (Emeritus) and former director of the Centre for Interdiscipinary Science at the University of Leicester. He is a mathematical physicist with interest in pedagogical research.


Treasurer: Professor Roddy Vann

treasurer@socnatsci.org

Professor Vann is Director of Natural Sciences at the University of York. He is a plasma physicist with research interests in tokamaks & microwaves.


Membership Secretary: Dr Ali Mozaffari

membership@socnatsci.org

Dr Mozaffari is a lecturer in Physics and Natural Sciences at UCL. He is a theoretical physicist with further interests in science communication and outreach.


Communications and External Relations: Dr Sarah Gretton

comms@socnatsci.org

Dr Gretton is Programme Director for Natural Sciences at the University of Leicester. She is biologist with research interests in Education for Sustainable Development and pedagogy.


Education and Pedagogy: Dr Glenn Hurst

pedr@socnatsci.org

Dr Hurst is an assistant professor in chemistry education and chair of teaching committee for natural sciences at the University of York. He has particular research interests in sustainability education.


Accreditation: Dr Nicky King

Dr King is the Chair of the Natural Sciences Society, also being primarily responsible for developing our accreditation status as a professional body. She is Director of Studies for Natural Sciences at the University of Exeter, working within chemistry with a focused interest on science education and pedagogy.

accreditation@socnatsci.org


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Dr Ella Metcalf

edi@socnatsci.org

Dr Metcalfe is Deputy Programme Director for Natural Sciences at UCL. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics, but her current focus is directed towards the development of an inclusive, person-centred academic culture for staff and students.


Heads of Natural Sciences: Dr Eleanor Crabb

heads@socnatsci.org

Dr Crabb is a materials chemist and Director of Teaching for the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences. She is also the Qualification Director for Natural Sciences.


All trustees can be contacted via the following email address:

Trustees: trustees@socnatsci.org

Professor Derek Raine

Professor Raine is the CEO of the Society for Natural Sciences also sitting a a trustee. He is Professor (Emeritus) and former director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester. He is a mathematical physicist with interest in pedagogical research.

Professor Roddy Vann

Professor Vann is the treasurer of the Society for Natural Sciences also sitting as a trustee. He is Director of Natural Sciences at the University of York. He is a plasma physicist with research interests in tokamaks & microwaves.

Professor Geraint Thomas

Professor Thomas is Professor of Biochemistry and Programme Director for Natural Sciences at UCL. He has a particular interest in interdisciplinary research collaborations, working with scientists across the life and physical sciences.