Director | United Kingdom | Institute for Research in Schools
After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Becky taught in a variety of schools and found when she offered genuine research opportunities to her students they thrived in the subject, girls and boys alike. Setting up the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) was to scale this approach across the county and there is huge enthusiasm for authentic science from both school students and teachers. IRIS is based at the Science Museum and Becky’s teaching base is in Sheffield. Becky was awarded an MBE in 2008. She is visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London. In the summer of 2016 she was awarded the Kavli Education Medal from the Royal Society.