Peter Trevitt has a lifelong passion for science and maths education and is currently providing consultancy services in STEM education policy and creative learning and advises on a number of related areas including research, overseas education and interaction design.
His 35year career to date has included a number of senior posts in STEM education fields including CEO of Techniquest, an internationally respected educational charity, from 2004 - 2015. In this role he had overall operational responsibility for the charity’s national support services for primary and secondary schools throughout Wales, working closely with Welsh Government.
Between 1994 – 2004 he held senior roles at the Science Museum, London, successfully delivering many innovative and award-winning projects both in the UK and with overseas partners. These ranged from R&D programmes such as the ‘Classrooms of the Future’ project to creation of large scale digital and 3D resources.
Following a degree in Physics from Bristol University, his career began in childrens’ play and in arts management, progressing to Head of Education at a London based educational charity where he developed and successfully launched a major primary school science outreach service linked to the Nuffield Primary Science curriculum materials and based on the SPACE research programme into the development of children's scientific ideas.
Other roles have included: steering group member for the National Grid for Learning Cymru, member of Cardiff University’s Engagement and Innovation Committee, lead partner in the Beacon for Wales, a four-year research project to develop public engagement culture of HEIs. He has given numerous talks and presentations including at international conferences.