Our highly regarded team works with the primary and secondary education sectors.

Our current project base is largely in primary education. Research has identified the 10-14 age range as the time when children 'switch off' from science and are often unaware of the career opportunities that science industries can offer.

We provide solutions to these problems, and then work with older students to maintain this momentum of enthusiasm through programmes, such as Spectroscopy in a Suitcase for A-level Chemistry students.

Contact us

ciec@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322 523
University of York, York, Y010 5DD
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Joy Parvin - Director

I have been working with CIEC since 1992, having started writing resource materials as a teacher two years previously. I am responsible for the overall strategy, business planning, finance and fundraising, direction and management of CIEC.

In addition, I sit on a number of education committees, contribute to national and international conferences to provide professional development consultation, and disseminate the work of CIEC.

Jo Eastwood - Administrator

In 2019, after nine years at the University as PA to the Head of the Department of Chemistry, I joined CIEC as Administrator. I love the diversity of the role, and no two days are ever the same with a fast-changing pace that keeps me on my toes!

I am responsible for overseeing all aspects of CIEC’s administration, and provide support to the Director and a team of colleagues to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office.

I also contribute to the development of new systems and initiatives, and assist with the design and creation of promotional materials for both printed and online publications and resources.

Jane Winter - Professional Development Leader

I joined CIEC in 2014 after many years teaching and leading science in Lincolnshire schools. My role includes developing and leading hands-on practical courses for teachers at the STEM Learning Centre and around the country.

I mentor on several online science-based courses which are accessed by teachers from around the world, and also write and edit publications for EYFS and primary science teachers.

Nicola Waller - Professional Development Leader

My current role with CIEC has evolved since starting as an advisory teacher for the Children Challenging Industry programme in 2004. I now also plan, lead and present a wide range of exciting training packages for primary teachers, mainly at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, but also at courses and conferences around the country.

In addition to this, I write and edit educational resources for teachers, many linking with industry and making the real world accessible to primary-aged children.

Mackayla Millar - Advisory Teacher

I joined CIEC in February 2020 as an advisory teacher to deliver the Children Challenging Industry programme. I work with schools and industry partners in the North East and Humber to deliver science activities set within real-world industrial contexts.

I provide CPD for teachers on raising the science capital of all children through meaningful links to industry, and support STEM professionals to host school visits that provide curriculum-relevant interactions unique to their company.

I have also written the IndusTRY AT HOME series of educational resources, designed to develop children’s scientific skills and to bring some of our exciting range of activities to children learning from home.

Clare Docking - Advisory Teacher

I joined the CIEC team in 2018 to deliver the Children Challenging Industry programme in the East of England. I work with schools and industry to deliver science activities set within real-world industrial contexts.

I also provide CPD for teachers on raising the science capital of all children through meaningful links to industry, and support STEM professionals to host school visits that provide curriculum-relevant interactions unique to their company.

Agata Lambrechts - Researcher

I joined the CIEC team in 2019, extending their research capacity to investigate the impact of CIEC programmes on children, their teachers, their schools, and the industries involved with CIEC projects.

I have recently completed my PhD in Education, and have a background in university administration and a strong interest in educational evaluation.

Contact us

ciec@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322 523
University of York, York, Y010 5DD
ciecyork