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: Naomi Weir [email]
Naomi joined CaSE as Assistant Director in November 2013.
Since 2010 Naomi has been part of the policy team at University Alliance. She was appointed Senior Policy Analyst in 2012 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.
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, 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