Meet the team
Hi! We are Alice, Monica and Toby
Alice leads the Science in Society team and is responsible for developing the organisation’s Science in Society strategy, monitoring current developments, horizon scanning future issues and working with other organisations to ensure the British Science Association plans for and responds to current and future developments in science and technology. Alice has sat on the judging panel for both BBSRC and EPSRC public engagement grants and been a reviewer for Wellcome Trust public engagement awards. She has also been a guest lecturer on the Science Communication Masters course at University of the West of England. Alice has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia and a Post Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University. Alice currently works part time and shares the role with Monica Lobo.
Monica Lobo, Science in Society Manager (job share with Alice)
I love science and I have even been a scientist for a short while. An unexpected detour at the European Space Agency made me appreciate working in other science related roles.
With different professional experiences I realised what other ingredients I wanted to mix in my post: working with and for people, a good challenge and thinking out of the box.
And that is why I fit so well in this great team, all the ingredients are there - I enable scientists and engineers to effectively communicate why they love their work and I provide opportunities for the public to discuss science and engineering in a way that matters to them.
I am always seeking for new projects and partnerships opportunities so get in touch if you think we could work together. I also do love a good chat.
is the Science in Society Officer. He splits his time between working on Science in Society projects, supporting the Science for All pan-organisational strategy group and supporting Sciencewise as a policy officer. He has a BSc in Physics from the University of Surrey and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England (UWE). He has delivered guest lectures for UWE and the Society for General Microbiology. His main interests are in the areas of science and the web (especially social media), science policy and public engagement strategy.