About

We aim to empower you to teach science and technology confidently and passionately, so enriching your teaching

Dr Anita Shaw

Dr Anita Shaw has over 23 years experience of supporting teachers in interactive science teaching, starting at the Science Museum in London, and more recently at Techniquest Science Discovery Centre in Cardiff where she was responsible for the centre’s education strategy. She started her career as a research scientist, initially in neurosciences and latterly in medical genetics.

Anita is passionate about engaging young people, particularly girls, in STEM. She currently sits on the Welsh Government’s Women in STEM board and has previously been a member of the Welsh Government’s Women in STEM task and finish group, its Science Working Group and its Strategic Stakeholder Group for the new curriculum in Wales.

She runs the Welsh Valleys Engineering Project for the Royal Academy of Engineering, is a trustee at Chwarae Teg and a volunteer for Barefoot Computing.

She is excited about the career opportunities in STEM for young people and believes that, alongside parents, primary school teachers have a central role in nurturing children’s natural curiosity.