An amazing team of highly experienced teachers are responsible for developing LifeLab's programmes and resources. The LifeLab Directors provide direction and guidance, bringing together expertise in medicine, nutrition, epidemiology, cardiovascular science, psychology, behavioural science and science education.
The Education and Engagement Team
Lisa Bagust LifeLab Teacher and Enterprise Fellow
Lisa is the lead for our secondary and college programmes, for the LifeLab EACH-B Research Trial (acting lead) and the Young Health Champions’ qualification. A member of the education team since 2013, Lisa teaches on our secondary LifeLab
day and delivers training to teachers and researchers.
Developing Talent Lead
Kate joined LifeLab in 2018 and manages the LifeLab Medics Summer School and our work experience programmes. Kate is also responsible for promoting the LifeLab experience to schools and colleges across the South coast
as part of the University's Widening Participation commitment.
Sian joined the team in 2018 and produces content for schools, colleges, teachers and parents. Sian also runs communications sessions for young people on our summer school and looks after our social media feeds and
the 'News and Features' pages for LifeLabOnline.
Laboratory Technician and LifeLabOnline Developer
Claire, who joined the team in 2018, runs and develops the practical work that takes place in LifeLab in her role as Laboratory Technician whilst also developing online course content for
Rachel joined the team in 2020 to create educational materials for primary schools about COVID-19 and created, with Natasha, the COVID-19 Warriors programme available nationally for schools via LifeLabOnline.
Natasha joined the team in 2020 to create educational materials for primary schools about COVID-19 and created, with Rachel, the COVID-19 Warriors programme available nationally for schools via LifeLabOnline.
LifeLab Teacher and Enterprise Fellow
Donna is currently seconded as the programme lead for schools and colleges on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Saliva Testing Programme. A member of the education team since 2015, Donna is lead for the
EACH-B Research Trial and teaches on our secondary LifeLab day and the summer school programme.
Kath has been the Programme Manager for LifeLab since 2009 leading on the development and delivery of the education programmes at all levels. Kath also sits on the LifeLab Board of Directors, providing leadership and direction
to the LifeLab team.