Cathy Priest is responsible for the ongoing development of the training programmes offered by the Youth and Schools team to support and equip teachers, church youth workers, early-career scientists and other parties interested in exploring science-faith interactions with children and young people.

Cathy holds a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Pathology. While at university she also helped lead the Christian Union. She then decided to use her passion for science to teach and has taught in secondary schools in the UK and abroad for 20 years, including leading Biology and Physics departments. In 2011 she completed a Master’s degree in Educational Research, from the University of Cambridge, exploring factors affecting teacher wellbeing.  She now divides her time between her work with the Faraday Institute which she joined in 2020, her role as a teacher trainer for Cambridge Assessment and her family.

As a wholehearted Christian with a love for science and teaching, Cathy is keen to help those who work with young people to feel equipped and excited to explore these big important topics with their young people.

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