Wendy Sadler

Wendy Sadler is the Director of science made simple and has been working professionally in science communication and public engagement since 1994.

Her experience includes seven years working as an Education Manager at a leading science centre, and one year as the national schools lecturer for the Institute of Physics. In addition she has written numerous books for children and presented science on BBC and ITV Wales.

In 2008 she was announced as one of the UKRC’s Women of Outstanding Achievement for her work in founding ‘science made simple’ and reaching a wide range of audiences with innovative science and engineering experiences. In 2006 she was announced as an EU Descartes Laureate for her innovative work in science communication and in 2005 she won the Young Professional Physicist of the Year award from the Institute of Physics.

Her first degree is in Physics and Music, and she has since completed an MSc in Science Communication with a dissertation on the long-term impact of informal learning. She has a special interest in the science of music, and is passionate about shifting the stereotype of scientists and nurturing new science communication talent.

Public Engagement training lies at the core of the research-based training activities of the EU-funded LASSIE initial training network. We asked the Training Group to provide appropriate and fun training for our young scientists during an intense two week programme of activities combining our science, professional skills and public engagement. The result was an outstanding success for all concerned!

Professor Martin McCoustra
Professor of Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University and coordinator of the EU FP7 funded LASSIE network