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Christina Astin


My professional interests are around education and its power to raise aspirations and improve opportunities for children from all backgrounds.  In particular:

  • Partnerships, including school partnerships (especially cross-sector) and business-school partnerships

  • Science and STEM teaching, science capital, girls and science, teacher development

Personal interests:

  • Music; mezzo-soprano (choral, freelance), opportunities for young people

  • Europhilia

  • Environmental issues

Useful Information

  • Chair of Planet Possibility, a consortium working to increase engagement with physics, especially amongst post-16 students from under-represented groups.

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics

  • Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching

  • STEM Ambassador

  • Founder-Chair of the Schools Together Group

  • Co-Founder of Young Scientists Journal

  • Advisor (and former trustee) to charity Physics Partners

  • Monthly broadcast on BBC Radio Kent #Pocket Science

  • Co-founder of Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir

  • Deputy Lay Clerk (alto) at Canterbury Cathedral