About me

Photo of Dr Jo Science with laboratory equipment in a classroom
Dr Jo

Hello! I’m Jo Montgomery, a qualified teacher and research scientist with more than ten years experience delivering fun and engaging hands-on science workshops in schools.

I have worked in scientific academic research, clinical trials and preclinical development in the pharmaceutical industry, teaching at primary, secondary, FE, HE and adult training. I have a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Biochemistry, a PhD in Neuroscience and QTS.

I have an enhanced DBS disclosure, public liability and indemnity insurance and am a member of the ASE (Association for Science Education).

I design and deliver all workshops myself and never use unqualified ‘science presenters’ so you can be assured of quality.

I am passionate about science, education and young people. I make science exciting and accessible to all – to open minds, inspire, engage and develop positive attitudes. Plus, it’s great fun!

Follow me on twitter @DrJoscience and facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrJoScience/ or email me on drjoscience@icloud.com

You can read more about my story in issue 158 of the ASE Primary Science magazine (May/June 2019):

I’ve been nominated for a Nexus education blog award for my post on supporting primary science!