Dr Katy Bloom spent seven years as an Exploration Geophysicist in the oil industry in the UK and abroad before becoming a Physics teacher. She has worked as a Head of Science Faculty at a Specialist Science College and gained Advanced Skills Teacher status in 2001, working primarily on researching and developing educational strategies that were utilised authority-wide.
She became a Senior Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Learning Centre [NSLC] in York, where she also acted as the Engineering Lead for the DfE STEM team. Whilst at the NSLC, Katy developed professional development courses in Outstanding teaching, which drew upon a strong research base.
Katy moved to a career in Initial Teacher Education as an Associate Principal Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University where she led the Science PGCE, and subsequently to her current role as a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at York St John University, where she also holds the post of Learning and Teaching Lead for the School of Education, Languages and Psychology.