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Education and Science Policy Committee

This Principal Committee reports directly to Council and is responsible for:

  • Proactive development of a strategic policy framework across education and science policy, and its communication.
  • Development of the evidence base to underpin policy work.
  • Reactive guidance and support in responding to relevant consultations.
  • Guiding schools engagement work and relevant festival, careers and outreach activity as part of the strategic framework.

Committee Chair: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Professor David Coates
Franziska Fischer
Nicola Kelting
Professor Stephen Price
Dr Susanne Voelkel

Our additional 6 members are TBC in early July, following recent recruitment.


Dr Laura Bellingan (Director of Policy and Public Affairs)
Dr Mark Downs (Chief Executive)
Rachel Lambert-Forsyth (Director of Membership and Professional Affairs)
Lauren McLeod (Head of Education Policy)
Dr Laura Marshall (Head of Science Policy)

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