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Supporting Scotland's STEM Education and Culture - Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group - second report

Published: 28 Feb 2012
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781780456737

Recommendations for improving the profile of science in the community and enhancing science and engineering education.

133 page PDF

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133 page PDF

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Supporting Scotland's STEM Education and Culture - Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group - second report
APPENDIX 2 SEEAG Membership

133 page PDF

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APPENDIX 2 SEEAG Membership

Professor Anne Glover is Co-Chair of the Advisory Group. She was Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, with the role of enhancing Scotland's reputation as a science nation, from August 2006 to December 2011. Professor Glover holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, and has honorary positions at the Rowett and Macaulay Institutes. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a member of the Natural Environment Research Council, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Most of her academic career has been spent at the University of Aberdeen where she has an active research group pursuing a variety of areas from microbial diversity to the development and application of whole cell biosensors (biological sensors) for environmental monitoring and investigating how organisms respond to stress at a cellular level.

Professor Glover has now taken up post as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission.

Dr Ian Wall, Co-Chair. Until he retired recently Ian Wall was CEO of The EDI Group, a property and development Company, whose shares were owned by City of Edinburgh Council but was autonomous in its operation. It was responsible for developments across Scotland including Edinburgh Park, office developments in North Ayrshire and PARC, the Urban Regeneration Company redeveloping Craigmillar.

He is currently a member of the Court of Heriot Watt University and non-executive director of a number of organisations including The Edinburgh International Science Festival, which he invented, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Children In Scotland, Glasgow Housing Association, Shelter UK, The Scottish Regeneration Forum and is Chair of WASPS Trust and the Scottish Poetry Library.

Stuart Allison is currently a Quality Improvement Manager in East Renfrewshire Council ( ERC) - Education Department. He has chaired various National Quality Assurance Groups for assessment exemplars to support Curriculum for Excellence, recently completed a term as a member of the SCQF Quality Committee. Before working for ERC he was an International Project Manager employed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and a senior consultant on Assessment and Evaluation having responsibility for World Bank and US Aid education development projects in Latvia, FYR Macedonia and the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Dr Janet Lowe CBE FRSE is a former Principal of Lauder College, Dunfermline (now Carnegie College). Janet is now a member of the boards of the Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland. She was Chair of their joint Skills Committee from 2005 and 2011. Janet is a member of the Court of the University of Dundee and also holds an honorary professorship at Stirling University.

Stuart Farmer is Head of Physics at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. He has over twenty five years' teaching experience in a variety of Scottish schools and has been involved in many curriculum and assessment development projects. He is a Council member and Trustee of the Association for Science Education and Treasurer of the Institute of Physics in Scotland. He is a Chartered Science Teacher, has organised and delivered a wide range of teacher professional development across Scotland and beyond and is dedicated to promoting excellence in science teaching and learning.

Dr Heather Reid OBE is a physicist who presented the BBC Scotland weather forecast for over 15 years. She has successfully combined her TV role with promoting science to young people and the general public. She is Director of Public Engagement for Glasgow, City of Science, a Trustee of Glasgow Science Centre and former Chair of the Institute of Physics in Scotland. She also works closely with Education Scotland, SSERC and several universities.

Colin Graham is Professor of Experimental Geochemistry in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh ( RSE). A founder of the Scottish Earth Science Education Forum ( SESEF), which supports the teaching of earth and environmental science in Scottish schools, he serves on the RSE Education Committee, the Scottish Government's Higher Order Skills Group, and the SQA Qualifications Development Team for Environmental Science. He has a particular interest in interdisciplinary and cross-context science education, and the cascading of research ideas into classroom teaching and learning.

Janette Harkess joined SCDI as Director of Policy and Research in 2009. Previously, she was one of the most senior women in Scottish journalism holding the post of Deputy Editor of The Herald, Scotland for four years. Janette is an honorary Vice President of the Journalists' Charity; Vice-chair of Culture Sparks and sits on the boards of Scottish Youth Theatre and Common Purpose, Glasgow; she is a Commissioner to Scotland's Poverty Truth Commission and sits on the Church of Scotland's Economics Commission. In December 2011 Janette was appointed Head of Media for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


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