Carol is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle. She is director of nustem, leading a research group who work with a range of primary and secondary schools in the North East of England to support young children, young people and their key influencers with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) career choices.
She has worked in education for over 22 years; in further education, secondary schools, university and as a teacher educator. She has also been involved in examinations, working for many major exam boards at a range of levels, and has written a number of physics textbooks for key stage 3 and A-level, as well as a children’s storybook about the next robotic mission to Mars. Outside of work Carol is a governor of a large secondary school in the North East and a trustee of the Institute of Physics as vice-president, education.