Committee and Judges

Committee and Judges

BIEA has picked experts from across the STEM field to carefully evaluate every entry from beginning to end.
Members of our Committee and Judging team include (Sorted by alphabetical order):

Aaran Goodchild

Aaran is a passionate Chemistry graduate from King’s College London who has been leading a large STEM outreach programme in the UK for young people.

Alex Holmes

Alex is a BIEA International STEM Youth Innovation Competition designer with over 20 years of  experience in teaching and STEM teacher training. She received a 2015 National Science Teaching Award for her contribution to STEM education, has spoken at many international conferences on increasing engagement in STEM and has also authored several STEM school books.

Bronagh Liddicoat

Bronagh is a chartered engineer and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom, and is the Founder and Head of STEM Sussex. She devotes herself in delivering national and regional STEM enrichment initiatives in the south east of England.

Claudio Sillero

Claudio is Born Free Foundation’s Chief Scientist, he is based at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). With a background in wildlife monitoring, disease dynamics and protected area management. He is Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Canid Specialist Group and founder of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme.

David Hanson

David is BIEA's STEM Chairman and is an influential senior education expert. He is the Founder of the iTrust charity and former CEO of the UK Independent Association of Prep Schools IAPS, UK Ofsted Inspector and Director of Education, Academic Director of United Learning Trust charity, Chairman of the UK Association of Education Assessment Inspectors and Advisers, CEO of the Teaching Awards Trust and Editor in Chief of the British Curriculum and Assessment Journal.

Gareth Bullock

Gareth is BIEA's President. He joined the board of the British Council as its trustee for from 2012, officially retired in November 2018. During his six-year tenure, his extensive financial strategy expertise was invaluable to the council, assisting the executive team on the council’s delivery of financial objectives. He helped to formulate its commercial strategy, especially in development in the international arena. Gareth has held numerous board positions in a wide range of multinational organisations around the world.

Robert Colson

Robert is an experienced teacher of computer science and an early pioneer of postgraduate courses in the Middlesex University (UK and overseas).

Raul Quesada

Raul is a Senior Research Associate at the Materials Chemistry Centre, UCL. His current research focuses on semiconductor photochemistry.

Shaun Fitzgerald

Shaun is an academic and business leader, he is the Director of the Royal Institution (Ri). He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the Cambridge University’s Department of Engineering, and a Teaching Fellow in Engineering at Girton College.

Stephen Prior

Stephen is a Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. His research interests are in the areas of Drone Design, Autonomous Unmanned Systems, Robotics and Design Engineering.

Yike Guo

Yike is a Professor in the Department of Computing at Imperial College, with experience in computing science. He has held numerous roles in related companies and projects, for example, he is the Principal Investigator of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) eTRIKS project, a €23M project that is building a cloud-based informatics platform.