Dr Clair Collins
Clair joined WISE in June 2018 as a Membership Manager. She manages and looks after our corporate membership and says, “With my science background, I’m very excited to join WISE at a time when advocacy for women engineers and scientists is growing significantly. I’m particularly looking forward to working with companies who are trying to encourage young girls to consider a STEM career – it’s a cause very close to my heart with a young girl at home.”
Clair has significant industrial experience working in large corporate firms. Following her degree in Chemistry, she gained her PhD in Physics from the University of Glasgow and worked as a Product Manager for 9 years in a large corporate firm, developing and promoting analytical equipment for electron microscopes.
Prior to that, Clair was an instrumental part of the Institute of Physics Business & Industry team promoting physics-based industry and organising corporate events, including networking evenings and a very successful Careers Fair. Clair’s last role involved a challenge of a very different kind, working in the software development team for a small company developing financial software.
She owns a 6” Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope, 2 sewing machines and has many different hobbies, so is always happy to talk about cake decorating or astronomy!