Dr Louise Bright - Chair of Judges
Founder of the Wales Women in STEM network
Dr Louise Bright is Director of Research and Business Engagement at the University of South Wales. She has held positions with the Welsh Government looking at ways to increase the level of research funding in Wales was the Associate Director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with responsibility for Wales.
She is a peer reviewer for the HR Excellence in Research Award and was a member of the Chief Science Advisor for Wales Task and Finish Group which wrote a report considering women in STEM in Wales. Most recently, Louise has established the Wales Women in STEM network.
Commercial Director at Greenaway Scott.
Prior to joining Greenaway Scott, Lorna was an in house commercial solicitor at an international aviation asset management company based in South Wales, dealing with high value cross border asset sale and acquisitions, leasing and asset management transactions.
Having an extensive in house background, Lorna works closely with Greenaway Scott clients to assist from spin-out / start-up stage, launch to market and scaling businesses.
Lorna specialises in all aspects of commercial and IP law, with significant experience in drafting complex contracts and licencing arrangements in the manufacturing, technology and engineering industries.
STEMinist blogger and science writer
Alice Gray is a presenter and science writer, known for her passion for policy development surrounding equity in STEM industry. Her advocacy work, including collaborations with the National Assembly for Wales and the European Space Agency, has helped to raise the profile of gender equality in science and helped to create frameworks to better the environment for women and girls in STEM. Alice’s dedicated activism led her to be named as part of BBC’s 100 Women in 2015, a list of 100 influential and inspirational from that year.
She has appeared across the BBC television and radio and ITV News, as well as producing and presenting neuroscience documentaries and science podcasts.
Dr Lee Campbell
Scientific Projects & Communication Manager
Dr Campbell serves as an authoritative lead on all research projects funded by Cancer Research Wales and is responsible for monitoring progress and assessing outcomes of a diverse range of scientific and clinical research and development projects. He also builds relationships with local and national media and is involved in the production of articles for Cancer Research Wales, from reports, press releases, website postings and marketing material.
Dr Campbell is also a passionate science communicator and has organised many STEM related projects for groups of all ages and backgrounds. These have included undertaking activities and talks at schools, Eisteddfods, science festivals, science cafes, and various speaking forums such as U3A and Probus’.
Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at TrakCel Ltd
Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthify & Founder and Director of ActiveQuote
Professor Tom Crick MBE
Professor of Digital Education & Policy at Swansea University
Tom is Professor of Digital Education & Policy at Swansea University. He has been heavily involved in digital, science and innovation policy in Wales over the past ten years, as well as national curriculum reform: he chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum in 2013 and has been chairing the development of the Science & Technology area of learning and experience in the new Curriculum for Wales. Tom is also a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, as well as a non-executive director of Swansea Bay University Health Board and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.
Founder of Grapevine Event Management
Founder of jamjar