Whilst training as a PhD student and working as a plant pathologist at the John Innes Centre, I became interested in science communication and spent time out of the laboratory volunteering for the Science Art and Writing (SAW) Trust (reg charity no.1113386). SAW delivers cross-disciplinary projects, providing accessible and inclusive starting points for children with varied interests and learning styles to explore scientific concepts in the classroom. In 2012 I began working full time for the SAW Trust to form new partnerships and extend the programme to wider audiences, developing a more extensive range of science-themed projects (see www.sawtrust.org).
Dr Jenni Rant
- SAW Trust