Katherine Mathieson

Chief Executive, British Science Association (BSA)

Amy O’Donnell

Katherine Mathieson is Chief Executive at the British Science Association (BSA) which believes that science should be a more fundamental part of culture and society. The BSA runs a range of programmes for public and school audiences which enable them to strengthen their relationship with science, and for scientists which provide them with platforms for conversations with the public. The BSA also does research & campaigns on the relationship between science and culture. Katherine previously led a portfolio of projects in science education and enterprise education for Nesta. She has previously held roles at a range of other science organisations, including the Forensic Science Service, Science Line and the pharmaceutical company Merck. Katherine has a degree in Natural Sciences, an MSc in Science Communication, a PGDip in Information Science and a PGDip in Voluntary Sector Management. She is a volunteer for GirlGuidingUK, and a Trustee of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Enthuse Trust.