CaSE Office Staff


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]

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.

Membership Engagement and Development Manager: Sharleni Inbanathan [email]

Sharleni has recently joined CaSE as our Membership Engagement and Development Manager. With four years’ experience, she will build on CaSE’s work to grow membership and increasing engagement.

Prior to joining CaSE, Sharleni worked across the non-profit sector, most recently as Head of Membership for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). She spent three years at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) based at the University of Essex.


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


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