Dr Juliette Jackson
Juliette was awarded her Doctorate after a seven year science investigation on the environmental design of coastal defences. She has worked as a professional scientist on many projects at Plymouth University relating to marine biology, ecology, coastal geomorphology and renewable energy. She is the founder of the community interest company SEADREAM: Science and Engineering Around Devon, Research Education And More!
Juliette is passionate about STEM and regularly proposes new and diverse projects, builds collaborations, prepares successful funding applications, professionally manages projects and delivers exciting STEM. She has carried out four large outreach projects funded by the Institute of Engineering Technology and the Royal Society and several smaller projects with the SeaChangers charity, British Science Week and the Children’s University. She has also delivered several tailored STEM workshops to primary, secondary and higher education establishments, and delivered specialist lectures and professional development sessions to local secondary schools and at Plymouth University.
Juliette strives to increase the accessibility of STEM. She regularly sources funding to deliver exciting STEM to pupils from varied social backgrounds, increases STEM opportunities in rural locations and adapts activities to suit pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN). She has excellent interpersonal skills and she naturally works through solutions to empower students with disabilities of any kind to succeed in STEM education.
Juliette is a secondary school Governor and an elected STEM co-ordinator for the Devon and Cornwall branch of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Within the IMechE team she actively participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of the annual cardboard boat race during Plymouth’s Ocean City Festival.
Seadream actively promotes STEM at large science fairs such as “Techbay” in Torquay and Plymouth University STEM show case; each of which was attended by 300-400 secondary school pupils, and also puts on excellent science activities at large public festivals such as Glas-Denbury (>5000 participants) and Brixfest.
Juliette is an experienced yachtswoman and enjoys family oriented coastal cruising in the Southwest, the Scillies, Channel Islands and France. With her husband she has recently managed the building of her modern eco-conscious family home.