About Me

This is one of my LARP characters – an elf called Marila Beruthiel.

The creative scientist

I graduated in 1991, having studied Marine Zoology at the University of Aberdeen. I worked in the water industry for a long (!) time, holding various roles in the environmental regulation side of the business.

Then, I took a big step, and did my PGCE to train as a primary teacher. I loved teaching, but teaching didn’t love me and I eventually had to recognise that I wasn’t managing the work-life balance of full-time full-on teaching.

So in 2016, I moved to leading the science outreach for a STEM-related company. I took hands-on activities into local primary schools. Then the coronavirus came along and changed everything. Schools had to close to all but a few children. I couldn’t take my sessions into schools, so began to bring the fun science activities into your home by creating this site. Since then, I started a new job where I get to help lots of different companies work with schools on exciting STEM topics & discover career opportunities. https://www.cambridge-launchpad.com/

Learning never stops at any age. I am doing an MSc course in Science Communication so that I can broaden my skills even further.

Thanks to my own teenagers I can share their hobbies of LARP (Live Action Role Play – hence the elven ears in my photo) and rock music. I love to cook – mostly Mediterranean style, with lots of tomatoes & garlic. I like to try different crafts too. I braid bracelets, do both wet and needle felting, and a bit of glass fusing as well. Life is very varied and never dull.

If you’d like to help me pay the website fees, please consider https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ScienceWithLisa Thank you