The Committee

We run a range of events as broad and diverse as our members; from free talks on all things science (Cafe Sci) to science walks around the county.

Ben Toulson

Co-chair / Network Engagement

Ben works at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, supporting student placements in a range of disciplines and organisations across the Duchy. Ben is hoping to utilise his extensive network and data skills to help us map – literally as well as figuratively – all science and knowledge-related societies, organisations and groups that we hope to work with. That’s quite some task.

David Walker-Sünderhauf

Co-chair / Secretary

David researches antibiotic resistance as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter, Penryn. Before coming to Cornwall, he spent four years in Scotland. Apart from volunteering for CSC, he loves exploring Cornwall in his spare time. You can also find David on the University webpages or on Twitter.

Robin Johnson

Public Engagement Officer

Robin was a psychiatric social worker, then a specialist advisor on mental health and housing with the department of health and later a journal editor. Later he was a journal editor and a visiting fellow at several universities. Robin now runs the Café Scientifique discussions at the Falmouth Poly; plays saxophone; and is currently working on a book on a humanistic methodology of science.

Maria Lambert

Social Media Officer

Maria is an undergraduate BSc student passionate about science and enamoured by the multi-faceted wonders of Biology. Inordinately curious, and a strong advocate of inclusivity and accessible education, she hopes to remain dedicated to the persual and dissemination of knowledge, particularly within science, through various media. Believing understanding to be the bedrock of progression, she is involved, and hopes to continue in, outreach work.

Matt Beale

Treasurer / Membership Officer

Matt has a background in SCUBA diving which took him into the world of marine conservation. He is now studying for a MSci at the University of Exeter and is particularly interested in coastal ecosystems, their interactions, benefits to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and their conservation. As the Treasurer and Membership Officer, Matt is always pleased to hear from members to find out what they would like to see from Cornwall Science Community in the future, do get in touch.

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