Leigh Hoath Leeds Trinity University, UK
Dr Leigh Hoath is a Senior Professional Practice Fellow at Leeds Trinity University. She has worked in higher education since 2006 following a successful teaching career and leads science education at the University across the primary and secondary age phases as well as holding a wider role developing CPD and Knowledge Exchange. Leigh’s own studies focused on teaching in the outdoor setting which stemmed from her interests in enhancement activities such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and longer expeditions around the world with pupils. Leigh is the education consultant to the world’s largest chemical business (BASF) where she develops their outreach provision as well as for the BBC on their Blue Planet Live BBCTeach resources and their latest ‘green curriculum’ and sustainability campaigns. She is an active member of the Association for Science Education on a regional and national level and, as well as being a trustee, sits on their Education Group and was awarded Chartered Science Teacher Status (CSciTeach) in 2009. Leigh is a regular author of science education articles, book chapters and national and international conference presenter.