The 3rd Schools Science Conference comprised the following exciting sessions:

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Science for ExperimentationYoung scientists present their own work 
  • Science for Interaction
    • Science in Practice – Interactive exhibits
    • Science at the Heart of the NHS – 2006 – Interactive talks
    • A Day in the Life of… – Interactive workshops
  • Science for Inspiration
    • Keynote speeches
  • Round-up & Prize Giving

Science for Interaction

Science in Practice

Interactive Exhibits 
Meet the Scientists and Healthcare Professionals

Hands-on interactive sessions where you meet scientists, try out some scientific equipment, undertake scientific assessments, answer questions for prizes and learn how science is applied to healthcare.

AND don’t forget to ask scientists what they do and why they love their jobs.

Science at the Heart of the NHS – 2006

Interactive talk 

  • Introduction
    • Don Henderson
      Consultant Clinical Scientist, Immunology, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Professor Sue Hill
      Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health
  • NHS Flight Map for the World
    • Danya Cohen
      Microbiology Divisional Manager, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust

A Day in the Life of…

Interactive workshops on healthcare careers

A Day in the Life of a…

  • Biomedical Scientist
    • Sue Alexander
      Principal Biomedical Scientist & Pathology Services Manager, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Virologist
    • Dr Mark Atkins
      Consultant Virologist, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Counsellor & Stress Buster!
    • Angie Gaspar
      Head of Staff Counselling, Support and Stress Management, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Immunologist Researching HIV in Uganda
    • Dr Rebecca Ingram
      Research Associate, Imperial College
  • Nuclear Medicine and PET Radiographer
    • Bernadette Cronin
      Superintendant 1/Clinical Specialist Radiographer for Nuclear Medicine and PET, The Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Occupational Therapist
    • Carolien Uddin
      Senior 1 Occupational Therapist, British Organisation of Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Working in Orthopaedics
    • Marie Callanan
      Specialist Occupational Therapist, Northwick Park Hospital
  • Physiotherapist
    • Anthony Hegarty
      Superintendant Physiotherapist, West London Mental Health Trust
  • Prosthetician
    • Niall Kirkpatrick
      Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
      • Colin Haylock
        Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthetician, Charing Cross Hospital
  • Sleep Scientist
    • Mary J Morrell
      Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital
  • Speech and Language Therapist
    • Melanie Abba
      Chief Speech and Language Therapist, North West London Hospitals Trust

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Workshop

Science for Inspiration

The Mathematics of Risk

Keynote Speaker
Dr Simon Singh

Simon Singh will discuss the importance of mathematics and critical thinking to every possible career, including those involving health. 

Find out how an understanding of risk can help in the doctor’s surgery, in the casino and in parapsychology. 

Simon Singh has a PhD in particle physics, but he is now a writer and broadcaster working for the BBC and the national newspapers. 

He is the author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang and his website is at

Dr Simon Singh
Writer and broadcaster

Science for Inspiration

Keynote Speaker
Pete Gardner

Pete Gardner talks about his career and striving to be the best.

Pete Gardner began rowing while at Cardiff University, after progressing quickly and tasting success at university level he decided to try and make the national team. 

After moving to Henley to train at Leander club he again made swift progress to gain a place on the team for the world championships in Canada in 1999. 

Pete spent a further 5 years Rowing for Great Britain, culminating at the Athens Olympics in the Mens quadruple Scull. 

He now lives in Reading with his wife and twin daughters and is Chief Executive of the British Athletes Commission.

Pete Gardner
Chief Executive, The British Athletes Commission

Science at the Heart of the NHS – 2006

The 3rd Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 9th March 2006

Kensington Town Hall

Hornton Street
W8 7NX