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Vice-President for Education and Skills: Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright OBE CPhys FInstP

Term of office: October 2020-September 2024


Lisa is the Director of Isaac Physics, a national project that offers free resources and support to teachers and students from GCSE through to university, to help to reduce teacher workload, raise attainment and build confidence in physics problem-solving.

She is a lecturer of physics for natural sciences at the University of Cambridge and a Director of Studies at Churchill College.

After her PhD, she continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge, and began her career in science communication and outreach.

From 2004-2007, Lisa acted as the astronomy consultant for the £15m redevelopment of the astronomy galleries and planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

In 2017 she was awarded the University of Cambridge’s Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching. She was awarded a BA media fellowship at the Financial Times in 2004, writes book reviews for Times Higher Education and Science, and acts as a consultant for BBC News magazine.

In 2012, Lisa was awarded the Institute of Physics’s Phillips Award, and in 2019 she was jointly awarded the Lawrence Bragg Medal and Prize with Professor Mark Warner, for setting up and directing the Isaac Physics programme.

Lisa is a member of the Nominations Committee, Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Awards Committee, and Honorary Fellows Committee, and is Chair of the Technical Skills Panel.