England: London representative


Miranda Lowe

Natural History Museum, London

I have worked at The Natural History Museum for over 25 years in the field of science and natural history, responsible for marine invertebrate collections.

I’m active in cultural heritage sector in various roles, as Natural Science Collections Association (NatSCA) Collections at Risk Rep, working on representation and inclusion as part of Museum Detox for BAME museum professionals and as Member At Large on Council for Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

I volunteer my time as a STEM ambassador doing science outreach and mentoring with young people. I was a short-listed nominee in the Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith category at the UK National Diversity Awards 2013 receiving a Certificate of Excellence.

Email: m.lowe@nhm.ac.uk

Twitter: @NatHistGirl


Katherine McAlpine

Queen Mary University

I tell stories that make people laugh, cry – then think.

I am an experienced museum professional and events programmer with a background in learning, cultural events and science communication. I am public engagement officer at Queen Mary University.

In my previous role, I led public programmes at the National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, engaging audiences with the collection, story of the site and contemporary relevance through an innovative live programme.

An alumni of the engage Extend Leadership programme, I have an interest in leadership development and organisational change. I am a mentor for GEM’s Foundation course in Museum Learning, supporting early career museum educators to identify their skills and areas for development.

My background is in public and schools engagement, and I have previously worked at the Royal Institution and Natural History Museum. I have an MSc in History of Science, Technology and Medicine and a BSc in Science Communication & Policy.

Email: museumgirllondon@gmail.com

Twitter: @museumgirlldn

Blog: https://museumgirllondon.wordpress.com/about/

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