Sharon Bishop is External Engagement Manager at SPECIFIC, where she manages and delivers a wide range of communications activities. She has a background in both research and engagement, having worked in industrial research before going on to build extensive experience in public engagement with science and engineering. With a first class honours degree and a Research Masters in Materials Engineering, she worked for five years in the power industry undertaking research into energy storage solutions, before going on to a number of roles promoting public interest and involvement in science.
Sharon joined SPECIFIC in 2014 from The Times Cheltenham Science Festival where, as Festival Director, she led all aspects of festival delivery and oversaw an unprecedented 160% growth in public attendance, as well as the expansion of FameLab, a global competition and communication training programme for scientists.
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