Teresa Anderson is Director of the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. She is an alumna of the University and has spent many years working in Science Policy and Engagement.
The Discovery Centre’s mission is ‘to inspire the scientists of the future’ – it has 160,000 visitors each year, including 22,000 school children who participate in a curriculum-linked Education programme. Teresa has spearheaded the Discovery Centre’s innovative approaches to increasing diversity and engaging new audiences with science, including through the annual bluedot science-music-culture festivals and the ‘Girls Night Out’ events, which encourages girls to study STEM subjects to higher levels.
In 2013 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Astrophysics and in 2014 she was awarded the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal for Public Engagement with Physics.