Team

  • Dr Andrea Bandelli

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Having championed the use of internet as a collaborative educational platform in schools and museums in Italy in the early 1990s, Andrea Bandelli worked on the development of both the science center NEMO in Amsterdam and the Miami Museum of Science, and became a partner of NISE, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education network, working with the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He has led, managed and evaluated several international projects linked with science, art, democracy and public participation — many in collaboration with Ecsite, the European network of science centers and museums. Bandelli has written widely on public engagement with science and he has recently completed his doctoral research on scientific citizenship and the role of public participation in science centers. 

     

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  • Sarah Durcan

    GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Sarah Durcan is the Global Operations Manager of Science Gallery International. Sarah has a degree in Communications from DCU and a masters in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. She serves on the Board of the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland, and on the advisory panel fo Dublin City Council’s Culture Company. She was a lead organiser of the #WakingTheFeminists campaign to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre. Sarah has a background in theatre producing and financial management and worked as the Executive Producer for award-winning Irish theatre company, The Corn Exchange, as General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival and General Manager of Dublin Fringe Festival. As a consultant producer and strategic advisor she has worked with ARCANE Collective Dance Company and Theatre Lovett on their international tours. She has served on the boards of Theatre Forum and GAZE Film Festival. sarah.durcan@sciencegallery.com

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  • Danny Browne

    GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

    Danny is responsible for engagement and technology across the Science Gallery Network.

    With a background in Computer Science, Danny built his early career working in the high-tech and commercial sector before moving to work on cultural and heritage projects.

    Initially joining Science Gallery Dublin in 2010, Danny brings his experience to bear through people and project management, creative production, community building, and strategic development.

    Now working with Science Gallery International, his role builds on this experience further, mobilising the Science Gallery brand and approach to enable new experiences across the Global Science Gallery Network.

    Right now Danny is leading on work to support the growth of the Science Gallery movement at a truly global scale.

    Talk to Danny at danny.browne@sciencegallery.com or follow him on twitter @noveltyknees

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  • Katrina Enros

    GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND INSIGHTS

    Responsible for Global Engagement and Insights, Katrina is tasked with creating tools and resources that promote learning and engagement across the Global Science Gallery Network, interrogating best practice, and analysing organisational data to better meet the Network’s mission and goals. Katrina has worked at the intersection of third-level education and the cultural sector for over a decade, most frequently on public engagement projects within universities. She completed her MA in Arts Administration and Policy (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008) and an Hons. BA in Art History and Sociology (University of Toronto, 2004), as well as additional advanced diplomas in Learning & Development (CIPD, National University of Ireland, 2018) and Business Management (University of Toronto, 2014). Katrina has worked on cultural and public engagement projects with institutions across the globe, including Queen's University, the University of Toronto and Trinity College Dublin. Talk to Katrina at katrina.enros@sciencegallery.com.

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  • Lucy Whitaker

    GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

    Lucy is responsible for the key marketing, communications and press activity for Science Gallery International, connecting people and ideas across all our work. Lucy holds an honours degree in digital marketing and has over 6 years experience working in marketing and communications in both a university and museum/gallery context. Lucy has extensive experience in digital marketing, event promotion, copywriting, design coordination, web design, audience engagement, email marketing, social media, and press and media. Lucy joined the Science Gallery Dublin marketing team in 2012 and subsequently joined Science Gallery International in 2017. Talk to Lucy at lucy.whitaker@sciencegallery.com.

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  • Ryan Coyne

    Project Officer

    Ryan joined the Science Gallery International team in 2018 as Project Officer after working in Science Gallery Dublin since 2016 as the Mediator Programme Coordinator and previously as a member of the Mediator team. Ryan’s main areas of responsibilities are office management and assisting with any and all major projects that are underway at Science Gallery International, using his communication skills and teamwork to ensure the project finishes on time and to as high a standard as possible. Ryan holds a BSc. in Environmental Science from IT Sligo but has extensive experience in Science Communication and Project Management. Talk to Ryan at ryan.coyne@sciencegallery.com or follow him on Twitter at @ryan_sciguy.

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