Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Meet the Team

Our enthusiastic STEM Outreach Team are dedicated to raising the aspirations of young people and informing them about the many opportunities available within STEM. Within the team we have a variety of specialisms and decades of experience in teaching and science communication. 

Roy Bearpark

Outreach Manager
I lead the STEM Outreach Team at Newcastle University. As a Forensic Science graduate and qualified teacher who has worked in a range of STEM, heritage and arts management roles, I have experience of working with a large variety of young people. I have a passion for creating meaningful opportunities which can have a great impact on people's lives, decision making and futures. 

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Clare Fearon

Outreach Officer
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2015 with a BSc in Biology and Psychology. As an Outreach Officer, I manage the Street Science team, run workshops in schools and organise events on campus. I’m keen to promote the exciting world of STEM and the opportunities it can offer to young people. I’m particularly interested in engaging more girls in STEM as they’re currently under-represented in the field. 

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Dr Peter Hoare

Outreach Officer
I studied BSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry at Durham University, followed by a PGCE in Chemistry & PE at Newcastle University. I enjoyed a 20-year stint teaching at Ponteland Community High School in Northumberland followed by 9 years as the Chemistry Outreach Officer at the University. I now work as an Outreach Officer, developing and delivering STEM activities and post-16 learning & teaching resources for schools, including chemistry, to a wide range of audiences. 

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Sally Tapp

Outreach Officer (Marine)
I develop and deliver engaging, interactive Marine Science workshops at the Dove Marine Laboratory, in schools, and along the North East coast, to raise awareness of current research and conservation issues in Marine Science. I am extremely passionate about the marine environment and aim to inspire young people to nurture their love of science and consider a career in Marine Science.  

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Amy Towler

Graduate Ambassador
I graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology and worked in Science Communication part-time during my degree. I now work as a Graduate Ambassador in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, developing and delivering Medical Science based workshops to a wide range of audiences. I love working with people and inspiring them with science, and this is something I hope to continue my career in!

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Matt Pindar

Graduate Ambassador
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2018 with a BSc in Biology and continued on to complete an MRes in Epidemiology in 2019. My role as a graduate ambassador is to promote STEM subjects in the wider community, be that by delivering workshops in schools or busking at public events with our street science team. I think science can be really interesting and I'm excited to share my enthusiasm by working with others to cover the many disciplines in STEM. I hope to inspire people to explore STEM topics past school and maybe even find a career in something they've never heard of before.

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Paul Inch

Graduate Ambassador
Having recently graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from Newcastle University in July 2018, I am excited to contribute to the work of the SAgE faculty. Interacting with students from schools and colleges across the country, I will help to raise awareness of higher education choices relating to STEM careers for those that may never have considered it before.

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Felicity Stephenson

Student Recruitment Manager

I lead the Undergraduate student recruitment and outreach activity for the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

I have worked at the university for 8 years and have a passion for encouraging students from underrepresented backgrounds into Medical Sciences career routes.

Matt Larkin

Outreach Coordinator
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a BA in History. As an Outreach Coordinator, I help run a range of on-campus events and deliver a variety of workshops to young people from diverse backgrounds. I am particularly interested in giving young people exciting opportunities that they may not experience otherwise, in order to help them make a more informed decision regarding their future.