Who we are

Enjoyment and discovery is at the heart of everything we do but our work is about more than just green slime and fun explosions!

It’s no secret that the UK is in need of more scientists and engineers.

Claire Willis set up Fusion in response to this national challenge after identifying an opportunity to use her creative flair to improve the communication of science subjects.

She is passionate about giving young people the opportunity to have fun with STEM. She thinks this is key to raising aspirations and opening their minds to the endless career possibilities an education in STEM can offer.

The spark behind Fusion also came from Claire’s desire to put to good use her extensive sector experience and strong links to industry, education and delivery partners.

Claire leads the Fusion team from our base at Science Central in Newcastle, a new landmark development for science in the city.

We’re proud to provide our future scientists with some great role models and work particularly hard to encourage young girls into STEM subjects.

Claire Willis

Claire is a well-known and respected figure in STEM education, having previously held roles as Education Manager at the Centre for Life and Deputy Director at Science Learning Centre North East.

She has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience of the STEM sector nationally and internationally over the past 20 years.

Claire draws on her background in biology to inspire her work and has been the creative force behind many unique STEM initiatives including:

  • the UK’s first science pantomime which reached 30,000 school children
  • science through fashion exhibition
  • Liquid Science – science in a nightclub event
  • kitchen chemistry competition, inspired by Heston Blumenthal

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Tracey Lockwood

Information on me coming soon….