There are a number of people that work really hard to plan for Bath Taps into Science. See below for information about each of them.

See the contact page for details of how to contact the team.

  Name Details
ChrisBudd 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.

AndrewRoss 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. 

View Andrew Ross' LinkedIn profile View Andrew Ross' profile

 MichelleSmith Michelle Smith (Festival Administrator)  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.  
   Rachael Baker  Rachael is a neuroscienctist  and is working with the festival and University of Bath for a year as an intern to develop her skills in science communication and project management 


Steering Group

Name Details
Margarida 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.

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.


Previous members of the team

  Name Details
Sarah Robinson  Sarah Robinson

Sarah coordinated the festival from 2012-2014

 Emma Robson Emma Robson (Festival Placement Student)

 Emma worked with the 2016 festival on placement from her PhD



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