The Team

Lorelly WilsonLorelly Wilson set up Chemistry with Cabbage having worked for ICI as a chemist. She became interested in education when her own children were young. As well as working in schools she has posts with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Manchester University, North Wales Science and the British Science Association.

She is particularly interested in science motivating disaffected students and has won awards from the RSC, WISE, BSA and CBA for this. Outside work she edits a talking newspaper for the blind and plays viola, badly but enthusiastically in amateur orchestras and string quartets.

Ruth PerkinsRuth Perkins is the youngest member of the team so she relates really well to students. She did a degree in Physics, specialising in electromagnetism, optics and medical physics. She has worked for Science Made Simple, United Utilities and MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester) presenting science shows and the planetarium to large audiences. Recently married, Ruth is learning Japanese and takes every opportunity to visit the country.
As a physicist, Ruth is well placed to deliver the electricity workshop. She also does the materials workshop Chemistry with Cabbage.

Bianca Hanlon studied biology followed by a PhD in Biochemical Science, which involved a great deal of fieldwork in Africa. She then worked as a university lecturer teaching undergraduates and MSc students genetics, molecular biology, physiology, anatomy, bioethics and biochemistry. With two teenage daughters, Bianca is often ferrying them to various activities but she finds time to read for a talking newspaper for the blind and work with several animal charities.