About us

We’re on a mission to enable the next generation of scientists to develop the skills needed to make our world a better place

We create transformative digital learning experiences for educators who want to deliver an outstanding student experience. Our tools enable the next generation of scientists to develop the skills needed to make our world a better place.

With a world-class team of scientists, web developers, designers and learning specialists, we create interactive, problem-solving lab simulations and advanced digital worksheets that enable self-led learning and improvement.

Our accessible digital tools enable students to practise, apply feedback and master the advanced skills needed for excellent scientific literacy. 

By drastically reducing marking time, and giving insight to help focus and tailor student learning, these tools support educators to nurture, foster and inspire their students’ learning journeys.

The LearnSci team in a meeting
the learnsci team doing team building

Our story

Our three founding directors tapped into the explosion of learning technologies at the turn of the century, which brought them together to work on digital solutions for industry and academia. They formed Learning Science in 2007, to pioneer an approach to interactive online learning that has paved the way for the types of digital science education we see today. Their varied backgrounds have helped realise and explore the potential for technology to augment and transform learning experiences.

While studying for his PhD and subsequently working at University of Bristol, John began teaching and managing a teaching laboratory. There he experienced first-hand the need for better support and skills development for students and recognised how simulation and visualisation could bring ideas to life to help inspire graduates with real confidence and scientific literacy.

After studying Environmental Chemistry and Marine Science, and working as an environmental consultant, Bill reskilled and began teaching across the globe, which fostered his interest in teaching and learning practice, and his aspiration to create great teams and products.

Tony studied Audio and Video Engineering and his fascination with the creative side of technology led him to write, create and build interactive online skills training using the latest software in a commercial e-learning setting.

Our team has grown considerably since 2007, pursuing a collective mission to transform science education and empower academics to inspire the next generation of scientists. We use technology to accelerate teaching innovation, help get better graduates into industry, and widen access to science across the world.

We want to build skills, expand horizons and foster a scientifically literate world that has the capability to improve our lives and environment. We want learning technology to be available to as wide an audience as possible and to make it cost effective and accessible. 

Tony Baldwin
BEng
Director
John Eastman
BSc MSc PhD
Director
Bill Heslop
BSc MSc
Managing Director

Our team

People are at the heart of everything we do. We take the time to understand, support and nurture the people we work with, forming deep relationships. Over the years we’ve crafted an outstanding, world class team of people.

We have a core team of scientists, web developers, designers and learning specialists, who demonstrate a unique combination of subject knowledge, expertise in developing and delivering interactive resources and an in-depth understanding of the role of technology in teaching and learning.

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Aidan Barker
BSc
Digital Content Developer and Learning Technologist
Amirah Way
MPhys
Digital Content Developer and Learning Technologist
Ange Suriyakumaran
PhD MChem AMRSC
Digital Learning Specialist and Project Manager
Antony Spagnoli
BSc MSc AMRSB
Partner Success Specialist
Ashleigh Steele
PGCE MPhil BSc
Community of Practice Lead
Catherine Twomey
BSc PhD
Product Manager
Chris Lloyd
MChem PhD
Senior Scientist
Dawn Bradley
PGCE MA BA
Operations Manager
Emily Coyte
BSc FHEA MSc
Education Research and Insights Lead
Emily Rees
BSc
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Greg Myles
BSc PgCert
Platform Manager
Hannah
BA
Junior Frontend Developer
Iain Thistlethwaite
PhD MChem MRSC
Partnerships Lead
Katy Aldrich
BSc
Operations Lead
Konrad Green
Systems Developer
Oli Fletcher
Partner Support
Peter Norton
BA
Senior Developer & Designer
Richard Tann
BSc MSc
Dev Team Lead
Siomon Jacklin
MChem
Digital Content Developer and Learning Technologist
Stan Mitchell
Consultant
Thomas Brierley
Technical Lead
Yasmin Wong
BSc MSc
Communications Specialist

Our Advisory Panel

We have an advisory panel of distinguished educators and we work closely with universities, academic publishers and professional scientific and medical organisations.

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