Director: Dr Sarah Main [email]
Sarah became Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering in June 2013. She oversees all aspects of CaSE’s work.
Since 2009, Sarah worked for the head office of the Medical Research Council on strategy and policy in some of the MRC’s highest priority areas. She gained first-hand experience of central government policy-making whilst on secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in 2012-13, where she wrote a report on the leveraging power of public funding of science and research for the UK economy.
Sarah is an experienced scientist having spent ten years researching fundamental biomedical questions on behalf of Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council in London and Cambridge.
Assistant Director: Beck Smith [email]
Beck joined in October 2011. She plays a leading role in CaSE’s policy analysis and development, as well as supporting the work of the Director.
Beck studied Natural Sciences at the University of East Anglia. She also has a Masters degree in Government, Policy and Politics. Her dissertation discussed the use of quotas in working towards a higher number of women at professorial level in the biosciences. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Director, she worked at the Biochemical Society as Parliamentary and Policy Officer before being appointed to Head of Policy in 2010.
Member Liaison: Dave Hawksett [email]
Dave joined CaSE in September 2007. David is responsible for managing CaSE’s relationship with current and prospective organisational members.
Dave has a background in astrophysics and planetary sciences and was one of the founders of the UK Planetary Forum. He works for CaSE on Thursdays and Fridays. The rest of his week he splits between being the science and technology editor at Guinness World Records, and a freelance science writer, editor, and consultant. He has worked for BBC Science and has written for various organisations including The Times, National Geographic and Lucasfilm. He has also worked in education as a consultant, lecturer and software developer.
Research & Administrator: Nick Hall [email]
Nick started as Research and Administrative Assistant in June 2008. Nick provides research support for our policy and media activities as well as managing our contacts database.
Prior to joining CaSE Nick worked in the House of Commons as a parliamentary assistant. He studied History at the Warwick University, before taking a Masters in Politics, Security and Integration at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL.
January 2013: Nicola Davis, Science journalist with The Times
June 2012: Graham Shaw, student from the Imperial College Science Communication Group
November 2011: Sophia Docherty
July 2011: Katya-Yani Vyas, student from the Imperial College Science Communication Group
April 2011: Samantha Gan, Research Chemist
February 2011: James Lush, an Anatomy graduate from the University of Glasgow
November 2010: Andrea Marchesetti, former intern at the International Policy Network and a recent graduate of LSE
October 2010: Michelle Brook, a recent graduate in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge
September 2010: Katherine Barnes, a freelance science writer