Gallery & Technical Manager
Alastair is responsible for technical aspects of gallery running and production, coming from a range of experience in galleries and institutions. Most recently he worked at The Barbican Centre providing audiovisual solutions for exhibitions and live projects, and carries a background in development of spaces such as The Museum of Everything, as well as various art and sound projects.
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Venue and Event Sales Manager
Chelsey is responsible for the exclusive hire of Science Gallery London to both corporate and private clients. She has a degree in Event Management from Plymouth University and has worked in some of London’s most unique and exciting venues from ZSL London Zoo to The Gherkin delivering successful events.
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Marketing and Communications Manager
Emma heads up the communications team. She joined from a global marketing agency for the arts where she managed campaigns for several national museums, galleries and heritage sites, as well as festivals, theatre and live entertainment. Previously, she led on digital marketing at Royal Museums Greenwich. Emma has also worked in audience development and as a Producer for independent theatre companies.
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Community Engagement Manager
Esther leads on community engagement and the Young Leaders programme. She has a background in science education, managing the outreach programme for the community festival SMASHfestUK. Esther has previously worked for; Science Museum, V&A, Museum of London, Centre of the Cell, and National Citizen Service. If you’re a community group in Southwark or Lambeth, do get in touch.
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Helen Kaplinsky (on maternity leave)
Helen is the curator of GENDERS. Her projects support artistic conversations that rethink organisational and ownership structures in society, often sharing expanded approaches to tools and technologies. In 2015 she co-founded Res., a mutable curatorial organisation and workspace based in South East London. She has undertaken collections-based fellowships with the Contemporary Art Society and the Arts Council Collection and is a forthcoming doctoral student at Liverpool John Moores University, Exhibition Research Lab within the School of Art and Design.
Helen is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, please contact Jessie Krish.
Public Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)
Jamie supports researchers to build in high-quality, high-impact public engagement into grant applications, utilising Science Gallery London’s network of creative professionals to enhance engagement practices. Jamie has over 10 years’ experience in science communication and completed his PhD in Science Communication at CERN where he evaluated the communication and engagement practices of CERN Researchers during the hunt for the Higgs Boson.
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Front of House Team Leader
Jamie manages the Front of House team with his tag-team partner Nike. He has worked across a number of arts organisations across London including the ICA and Unicorn Theatre. Jamie is also an artist and presented his performance lecture ‘Blood on the Streets’ during the BLOOD seasons at both Science Gallery London and Dublin.
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Head of Programming
Jen runs the exhibition and event programme. She has a background in exhibition development and experience production, a degree in Natural Sciences, and an M.Phil in History & Philosophy of Science. She is co-founder of Guerilla Science Ltd. and has previously worked for the Dana Centre, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum and Natural History Museum.
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Jessie assists with the exhibition and event programme. She has an English Literature degree and previously worked creating digital content for Science Gallery London and marketing Utopia 2016 for the Cultural Institute, King's College London. Jessie worked in several Manchester schools with the Tutor Trust, and continues to work with school students as a Debating Matters judge.
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Associate Director (Creative)
John is responsible for the Creative Direction of Science Gallery London. An artist by vocation and training, John has an MRes. in Digital Media, and has worked within exhibition production for a diverse range of organisations nationally, emphasising artistic and cultural experiences that do not fit easily into pre-defined categories.
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Judit is one of our Production Assistants, helping out with the exhibition and event programme. She trained in Neuroscience at King’s and has a background in Science Communication and Journalism. Judit is also Editor-in-chief of PLASMA magazine and has previously worked within exhibition and event production in London and Berlin.
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Business and Operations Manager
Kate manages the office and leads on operational and special projects. She has a wealth of experience in administration, logistics and office management and has previously worked in the charity and health sectors. Kate has a degree in Photographic Arts and continues to also work as a freelance photographer in her own time.
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Katie is the Communications Officer. She was previously Media Relations Officer at the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences, and has also worked in a communications role for a digital mental healthcare company.
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Lauren Angelkov Cummings
Lauren is the main point of contact for, and representative of, the Mediator team who engage with visitors in the exhibitions. Lauren has been working within the arts since graduating with a BA in Contemporary Media Practice. Most recently she has worked at Furtherfield. Lauren also has an interest in film making and graphic design and works on freelance projects when she can.
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Sales and Events Executive
Lisa assists with the hire of the gallery to both corporate and private clients. She has a degree in Event Management and public relations from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland and has a number of years’ experience in the events industry in both Ireland and London ranging from festivals, exhibitions, corporate dinners and everything in between.
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Public Engagement Manager (Maternity Leave)
Louise works as part of Impact & Engagement Services, supporting researchers to develop their public engagement practice by capitalising on Science Gallery’s expertise and networks. She is a trained neuroscientist, and as Co-Founder of London Brain Project her engagement practice sits within the fields of art-science and arts in health.
Front of House Assistant
Lu is part of the team taking care of day to day running of the gallery. She studied at Wimbledon College of Arts and works on her own creative projects that stem from research into consciousness and the human condition. She has worked with the Exhibitions and Residencies programmes at Gasworks, taken part in young artist programme at Chisenhale Studios and worked at the 57th Venice Biennale.
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Matt heads up the Science Gallery Café and all event catering at Science Gallery London. Previously Matt worked across a wide range of venues from the QEII Conference Centre to Head Chef of a central London restaurant group. Most recently Matt has worked at King’s College London, first as Head Chef and then as Group Development Chef.
Events & Research Coordinator
Mel is responsible for delivering our public events, as well as linking King’s researchers with artists and creating opportunities for them to participate in our programme. She has an MSc in Science Communication, was previously a planetarium presenter and most recently worked in the Public Engagement team at the Francis Crick Institute.
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Mette Kjaergaard Prest
Curator Producer - ON EDGE Season
Mette Kjærgaard Præst is an independent curator based in Copenhagen and London. She is co-curator of FOTONOVIEMBRE Biennale in Tenerife. She recently curated PS/Y’s Hysteria, a London-wide visual arts public engagement programme exploring health and illness in contemporary society. Her practice is informed by an interest in artistic strategies that reimagine or dislocate social and political systems. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.
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Front of House Team Leader
Nike manages the Front of House team and oversees the shop. Nike has worked in several Front of House roles at museums, most recently she set up a successful volunteer programme and Front of House team at the Garden Museum. Nike a degree in Humanities and in Nineteenth Century Studies.
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Senior Front of House Assistant
You can find Richard working in the shop or welcoming visitors to the gallery. Previously, Richard worked within the Education and the Front of House team at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Richard has a degree in Biosciences and his hobbies and interests are currently photography and DJing. Richard is also part of the Young Leaders Programme at Science Gallery London.
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Commercial & Visitor Experience Manager
Shannon manages commercial operations and is the champion for visitor experience at Science Gallery London. Shannon has a degree in Behavioural Science and also brings with her more than a decade of commercial and operations experience in the Museum sector. She has worked for the British Museum and most recently, the Charles Dickens Museum in a general manager capacity.
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Associate Director (Operations)
Tim is responsible for planning and implementation of the gallery as an effective operational and commercial enterprise with an appropriate complement of professional staff in a high quality building. Previously he spent many years working for; The National Gallery, Tate, Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London, as well as in the private sector for Phillips the Auctioneers and Gallery Systems Inc.
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