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Science & Communications


Alicia Newton (Director of Science and Communications) 

Alicia is responsible for the Policy, Education and External Relations and Conference departments. Alicia works with Council and Management Team colleagues to coordinate strategy and business planning.  She is also responsible for public policy matters and government relations, and is secretary to the External Relations Committee and Budget and Programme Committee.


Flo Bullough (Head of Policy & Engagement)

Flo is responsible for the Society's policy related statements including responses to government consultations. She also supports the Policy team.


Judi Lakin (Head of Education)

Responsible for primary and secondary education, university education and lifelong learning, Friends of the Geological Society scheme, Schools Affiliate scheme, education webpages and online resources.

Amy Ball (Education Officer)

Amy is responsible for assisting with development of education resources and events, maintaining the education webpages and providing secretariat to the Education Committee.

Rose Want (Education Assistant)

Rose provides general support to the education team projects with a specific focus on schools. 

External Relations

Sarah Day (Head of Media Relations & Outreach)

Sarah is responsible for media enquiries, writing and promulgating media releases, and a variety of other communications activities including the website podcasts and contributing content to Geoscientist. She also assists with the Society's policy related statements including responses to government consultations.

George Jameson (External Relations Officer)

Provides project management and administrative support for the Communications and Policy team; works with the Diversity Champion to deliver the Society’s strategic commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion; providing support in the administration of standing and reporting committees.


Eleanor Lewis (Website Content Co-ordinator)

Eleanor's roles include monitoring and updating website content, administering online marketing, and assisting with website implementation. 

Conference Office

David Riach (Head of Events)

Responsible for the management of the Conference Office, as well as ad hoc Society meetings and events, and the Society’s Corporate Affiliates and City of London Geoscience Forum.

Katherina Steinmetz (Events Co-ordinator)

Responsible for Society meetings and events

Sarah Woodcock (Events Co-ordinator)

On secondment to the Conference & Events Team providing maternity cover, specifically for the Petroleum Group Committee meetings and events.

Louise Dyer (Venue & Events Co-ordinator)

Responsible for external venue hire and assisting with Society events.


Responsible for opening the Society’s doors to the public, answers and routes all external calls to the Society and assists with conferences and events attendance.