Christina Astin

Christina Astin

Co-founder, Young Scientists Journal

Christina co-founded Young Scientists Journal ( in 2006 to provide a vehicle for publishing science research by school students when she was Head of Science at the King’s School, Canterbury. She mentors the international team of students running the journal alongside her work directing the partnerships programme at King’s and chairing the Schools Together Group. Through her consultancy ( Christina works with school improvement in science and subject enhancement in physics, as well as writing, presenting and coaching. She’s also a pro-am singer.

Your students as published scientists!


Young Scientists Journal is the only science publication in the world which is not only written, but also peer-reviewed and run entirely by students. The benefits of carrying out science research projects at school are well known, but what do students gain from writing up their project for publication? This session will present the benefits […]