Dr Katy Bloom spent seven years as an Exploration Geophysicist in the oil industry in the UK and abroad before becoming a Physics teacher. She has worked as a Head of Science Faculty at a Specialist Science College and gained Advanced Skills Teacher status in 2001, working primarily on researching and developing educational strategies that were utilised authority-wide.
She became a Senior Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Learning Centre [NSLC] in York, where she also acted as the Engineering Lead for the DfE STEM team. Whilst at the NSLC, Katy developed professional development courses in Outstanding teaching, which drew upon a strong research base.
Katy moved to a career in Initial Teacher Education as an Associate Principal Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University where she led the Science PGCE, and subsequently to her current role as a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at York St John University, where she also holds the post of Learning and Teaching Lead for the School of Education, Languages and Psychology.See more from Dr Katy Bloom