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.

The masterclasses have allowed me to develop specific skills such as presenting and writing to give me more confidence in public engagement events. We’ve also been given loads of help and advice in developing our own PE activities to take into schools.

Jenny Crabtree
PhD Student at the University of Bath’s Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Cohort 1; and attendee at masterclasses delivered by The Training Group