Acting Director: Naomi Weir [email]
Since January 2015 Naomi has taken on the role of Acting Director and oversees all aspects of CaSE’s work. Naomi joined CaSE as Assistant Director in November 2013, leading on CaSE’s policy work across investment, education and skills, and science and engineering in government.
Naomi joined CaSE from the policy team at University Alliance where she was Senior Policy Analyst and led on Employment and Enterprise policy. Naomi has a background in science having studied Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in Pharmacology. Naomi also has experience working within financial services.
Director: Dr Sarah Main [email] (Currently on maternity leave until January 2016)
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.
Policy Advisor: Dr Martin Turner [email]
Martin joined CaSE as Policy Adviser in January 2015.
Martin was previously Senior Policy Adviser at the Association of Medical Research Charities, where he managed a wide range of policy areas and coordinated the association’s public affairs activity. This included providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research.
He has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Sheffield and gained his undergraduate degree from Manchester University. During his time in Sheffield Martin co-founded and later became Director of a science communication charity called Science Brainwaves, which is now the South Yorkshire branch of the British Science Association.
Membership Engagement and Development Manager: Jenni Lacey [email]
Jenni joined CaSE in June 2014 and manages all aspects of CaSE’s individual and organisational membership.
She studied Natural Science at the University of Sussex and went on to complete a Masters in Science Communication at Imperial College London. Prior to joining CaSE she has worked in the marketing team for scientific equipment manufacturers and most recently as Membership Marketing Officer at the Society of Biology.
Operations and Communications Manager: 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.
October 2014: Nancy Williams, London School of Economics
Sept 2014: Estelle Cheuk, BBC Production Trainee
January 2014: Dr Ed Blandford, Government Office for Science
January 2013: Nicola Davis, Commissioning Editor of Observer Tech Monthly
October 2012: Andrea Marchesetti, former intern at the International Policy Network and now working at the Italian Embassy
July 2012: Graham Shaw, Media Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research
July 2011: Katya-Yani Vyas, Manager at Queen Elizabeth Prize, Royal Academy of Engineering
April 2011: Samantha Gan, Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network Administrator at University College London
February 2011: James Lush, Gender Equality in Science Adviser at the Social Mobility Foundation
November 2010: Andrea Marchesetti, former intern at the International Policy Network and now working at the Italian Embassy
October 2010: Michelle Brook, formerly Head of Policy at the Physiological Society
September 2010: Katherine Barnes, International PR Manager at King’s College London