Kathryn Woods-Townsend

Programme manager for the University of Southampton's innovative LifeLab initiative


Kathryn is the programme manager for the University of Southampton’s innovative LifeLab initiative which aims to promote scientific basis of lifelong health in school children and their families. She previously had a successful career as a research scientist and following a period of retraining and working as a secondary school teacher has consolidated her interest in science, scientific education and scientific literacy. She has developed an understanding of the importance of effective and stimulating science education from an early age, so that school children develop their powers of scientific thinking and have some insight into the broader scientific context in which the national curriculum for science is situated.