Dr Jenny Shipway


Dr Jenny Shipway is the Director of Learning and Participation and is responsible for the charity’s educational activities (excluding STEMnet).

Jenny has worked in science communication since 2004, before which she was a NASA-funded exobiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, California. She worked within the Learning and Participation Team at the At-Bristol Science Centre (initially also freelancing with a mobile planetarium), before moving to run the Hands-On Maths Roadshow for the University of Cambridge. She joined Winchester Science Centre as Planetarium Manager in 2007.

Jenny holds a PhD in protein design and MSc in Science Communication. She is Past President of the British Association of Planetaria and served three years as British and Irish Rep at the International Planetarium Society.

She lives in Winchester with her partner Tom and cat Louis, and enjoys explorations of modernist cuisine and Italian culture.