Meet the Team

Chris Budd
Chris Budd
Festival Director
Chris has a passion for STEM outreach and was part of the founding team of Bath Taps into Science. He has gone on to set up modules for undergraduate students, teaching them how best to communicate science and particularly maths.
Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross
Festival Project Manager
Andrew has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield. He has spent the last 3 years working in STEM outreach, running the dedicated Schools Laboratory at the University of Sheffield, working in Science Communication in Bristol and most recently as a Widening Participation Outreach Officer at the University of Bath. Andrew has a lot of experience planning and delivering large scale events for schools and was part of the planning team for Bath Taps into Science in 2014.
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
Festival Coordinator
Michelle works in the Widening Participation Office and has a wide experience of working on large events. She supports many of the programmes run in the Widening Participation Office. She has worked as part of the Bath Taps into Science team for the last 2 years and is responsible for the organisation of the Schools Science Fair and Family Science Fair.

Steering Group

Maragrida Dolan
Margarida, part of the founding team of Bath Taps into Science does consultancy work for the University of Bath providing training for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Science Communication and Public Engagement.
Bob Draper
Bob, another founding member of Bath Taps into Science is a retired Physics lecturer at the University of Bath now volunteers for the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. http://www.brlsi.org
Peter Ford
Peter, the final founding member of the Bath Taps into Science is retired from the Physics Department at the University of Bath and was given an MBE in 2008 for his services to higher education and science. http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/2008/1/2/peterfordmbe.html

Previous members of the team

Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Sarah coordinated the festival from 2012-2014
Emma Robson
Emma Robson
Emma worked with the 2016 festival on placement from her PhD
Rachael Baker
Rachael Baker
Rachael worked on the 2017 festival as part of her internship in the Widening Participation Office at the University of Bath