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 twenty 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’m an accredited Associate Facilitator with STEM Learning CPD Quality Mark, PSQM Hub Leader and Explorify Champion.

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, Instagram @DrJoScience and facebook @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 won the 2020 Nexus Education STEAM blog award for my post on supporting primary science!