Team

  • Lynn Scarff

    Director

    Lynn Scarff is the Director of Science Gallery Dublin. She has extensive experience in developing and leading public engagement projects in science, arts and education fields. Lynn comes from a background of work in the environmental and not for profit sectors and has developed a series of programmes, exhibitions, events, books, TV and radio for these areas. Beginning her role in Science Gallery as the Education and Outreach Manager, Lynn has been involved since its inception. She is passionate about science and arts and the potential of spaces like Science Gallery to be facilitators of transformation in people’s lives. Talk to Lynn at lynn.scarff@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Ian Brunswick

    Head of Programming

    Ian Brunswick is the Head of Programming at Science Gallery Dublin, having previously worked in broadcasting as well as youth outreach in New York, Chicago, the West Indies and (most exotic of all) Wisconsin. He also presents the science news on Ireland’s weekly science radio programme, Newstalk's Futureproof. Talk to Ian at ian.brunswick@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Lea O'Flannagain

    Operations Manager

    With her huge network of contacts and great juggling skills Lea makes sure everything in the gallery runs smoothly. The great Dane has a 'make it happen' attitude and is generally unflappable. She has been with Science Gallery Dublin since day one and came with over ten years experience in the arts and business fields, with specific expertise in art fitout for corporate buyers. Talk to Lea at lea.oflannagain@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Aisling Murrary

    Exhibitions Producer

    With a background in festivals and producing across theatre, spoken word, and dance, Aisling is responsible for liaising with artists and exhibition designers to transform the space for each exhibition. While a number of us conceive of the idea for exhibitions and carry it through pregnancy, it is Aisling that ultimately goes through labour and gives birth to it. With a passion for all things art and culture, Science Gallery Dublin enables Aisling to do what she does best: facilitating creativity. Talk to Aisling at aisling.murray@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Jessica Hilliard

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    As someone who has always been fascinated by ideas, the people behind them and where they meet communities, Jessica embraces the opportunity to talk up all kinds of things to anyone who will listen. An information (and sneaker) addict with a penchant for ‘the just left-of-centre-enough-to-intrigue’, her role allows her a fascinating scope to do that at Science Gallery Dublin. Talk to Jessica at jessica.hilliard@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Niamh O'Doherty

    Marketing Officer

    A proper media junkie with (at last count) over 200 sites bookmarked in her 'News' folder, Niamh is a keen marketeer with a passion for spreading the word about science. She looks after press for Science Gallery Dublin, so if you're looking for an interview, an image or just a interesting story about cricket-flavoured energy bars, get in touch at niamh.odoherty@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • JOANNA CRISPELL

    Research Coordinator

    In her previous life Joanna was a virologist, working in the lab studying horse flu. During her PhD, she got involved in public engagement, and became convinced that all researchers should be communicating their science in some shape or form. At Science Gallery Dublin, she is the go-between for researchers and artists, trying her best to speak both their languages. Joanna loves all things DIY, and also has a tortoise called Milly, who she probably enjoys talking about a bit too much.Talk to Joanna at joanna.crispell@dublin.sciencegallery.com

     

  • Derek Williams

    Technical Manager

    Derek is a master of fireworks – although he does try to keep them to a minimum in the gallery. He provides the technical know-how for all our exhibitions, events, along with the day-to-day fixes and tweaks to our tech-laden shows. When not building Tweet printers or green screens from scratch, Derek will be writing risk assessments to keep everyone safe, or stealing chocolate from others in the office. Talk to Derek at derek.williams@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Sarah Williams

    Development Manager

    Engaging and involving new partners is a key factor in enabling Science Gallery Dublin to deliver compelling experiences and ensure that it remains a free entry space. Sarah is responsible for the smooth strategy development and management of our Development and Fundraising activities. When not out networking, making connections or inviting people in for coffee and a tour, Sarah can be found somewhere along the coastline on a standup paddleboard, or singing with gusto at a wedding near you. Talk to Sarah at sarah.williams@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Mairéad Hurley

    European Research Projects Coordinator

    When Mairéad is not in the office, she can often be found in various locations around Europe liaising with Science Gallery Dublin's partner institutions on weird and wonderful projects. Mairéad has many years experience in STEM education, and with a Ph.D. in Astronomy, she is keen to point out that under no circumstances are you to ask her for your horoscope! She has also been known to travel the world in her other guise – performing traditional Irish music on the concertina on stages from Wellington to Washington DC to the West of Ireland... and that's just in the past 12 months! Talk to Mairead about our European Projects at mairead.hurley@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Louise Whelan

    Financial Administrator

    After completing the ACCA accountancy exams, Louise decided she'd like to put her love of numbers to good use in a vibrant and interesting environment. Luckily for us we fit Louise’s bill and she joined the Science Gallery team in 2013. Louise is responsible for the financial reporting of Science Gallery Dublin, the day-to-day administration, and fielding incessant financial questions from members of staff. Talk to Louise at louise.whelan@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • ZACK DENFELD

    Researcher

    Zack Denfeld is an artist, designer and educator working at the intersection of the natural, built and information environments. In addition to his research role at Science Gallery Dublin, he is currently running the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and CoClimate. He has worked with CKS on the Emerging Economy Report and has several years’ experience as an educator, designer and convener of workshops and conferences. Talk to Zack at zack.denfield@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

     

  • JESSICA STANLEY

    Makeshop Coordinator

    Jessica has worked across almost every department of Science Gallery Dublin since she started out as one of the first mediators in 2008. In 2015, she found her home in MAKESHOP after a Youtube video on sewing circuits with conductive thread showed her how to combine her physics background with a lifelong interest in crafts. A firm believer in the potential for the maker movement to improve equity of access to education, Jessica’s work in MAKESHOP oversees a mix of workshops, research, and making sure the numbers all add up. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with maths gifs, and her most frequently used word is ‘spreadsheet’. Talk to Jessica at jessica.stanley@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Declan Greaney

    Front of House (part time)

    When not casting an eye over operations on the floor and over the front desk, Declan can be found in his studio covered in paint… and that goes for both Declan and the studio. It is not enough to work in the arts for Declan; more than allowing access to the 'Beast', he must be the 'Beast'! Talk to Declan at declan.greaney@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • EMILY LONGWORTH

    Exhibitions Assistant

    A botany graduate who became a freelance journalist as soon as she left the lab, Emily has always been interested in fun ways to communicate science. Since starting as a mediator for FIELD TEST, Emily has represented the gallery in a growing number of eclectic activities, including spray painting street art, training as a bike mechanic and giving talks about pineapples. These all brought her naturally into exhibition production. Emily’s favourite hair colour is green, and she used to be a goalie so she’s definitely a keeper. Talk to Emily at emily.longworth@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Aidan Fitzmaurice

    Makeshop Coordinator

    Aidan can be found making in MAKESHOP, looking after workshops, or writing poetic birthday cards for the rest of the staff. Science Gallery, and Makeshop in particular, give him the chance to amalgamate his interests in all things creative and all things geeky. Talk to Aidan at aidan.fitzmaurice@dublin.sciencegallery.com.

  • Emma Kennedy

    Shop Assistant

    Emma works in Science Gallery Dublin as part of the shop team. She has responsibility for buying books for the shop, and loves the combination of researching nerdy books and meeting all sorts of people every day. She has created a collection of books suitable for the creative, curious minds of the Science Gallery Dublin visitor. Talk to Emma at emma.kennedy@dublin.sciencegallery.com.