Organising Group

The Annual Schools Science Conference is organised by

The 5th event is Science in Health and Life.

The event’s main objectives are to:

  • Inspire students to study science
  • Demonstrate the importance of science in health and everyday life
  • Showcase some of the myriad careers open to those who study science.

The conference is exclusively presented by experienced professionals in the fields of science and healthcare, and attracts around 350 students from London secondary schools and further education colleges (years 9-11) along with their teachers. 

The backbone of the conference is made up of 80-100 enthusiastic volunteer scientists from various sectors, including NHS, academia, public sectors, industry, and commerce, who provide engaging hands-on displays.

The 2008 organising group comprised:

  • Don Henderson (Conference Chairman) 
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • Sue Alexander 
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Manfred Almeida 
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • Mike Carter 
    The Health Protection Agency 
  • Danya Cohen 
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • Sharon Gage 
    Event Organiser SRG Project Management 
  • Jon Parry 
    Royal Vetinary College, The Advice Clinic 
  • Louisa Mullan 
    Science Press Manager, Cancer Research UK 
Lesley Carr talks to the presenters about why they love this unique opportunity

Science in Health and Life

The 5th Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 12th March 2008

Kensington Town Hall

Hornton Street
W8 7NX

Healthcare Science Ambassadors of the Year!

The NHS Chief Scientific Officer’s prestigious Healthcare Science Ambassadors Award has been awarded to the Annual Schools Science Conference.