Meet the Team
behind enQuiring Minds
Lynne is an educator with a background in philosophy and mental health. Lynne has a PhD in philosophy and bioethics and has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Lynne is co-director of the Centre for Science and Citizenship and co-director of enQuiring minds programmes, alongside Deborah.
A science communicator and educator, Deborah’s PhD in bioethics education is informed by her interdisciplinary background in science, psychology, public medicine and education. In addition to the exploration of ethical issues raised by advances in science and technology, Deborah’s areas of special interest include values development and youth mental health. Deborah co-director of the Centre for Science and Citizenship and co-director of enQuiring minds programmes, alongside Lynne.
Laura has worked as an administrator for Tauranga Montessori, Tauranga Youth Development Trust and NZ Rugby League. Laura has been involved with coaching and committee roles with Tauranga junior football, and has been a referee for Kiwi Tag. Laura is fully committed to nurturing and supporting her own children's endeavours, and she is passionate about creating opportunities for young people.
Laura is the first point of contact for inquiries and registrations for CSC and enQuiring minds events.
Claire has a PhD in Philosophy and Psychiatry and a background in Psychology and mental health. She has worked on a number of research projects at the University of Otago. Claire is currently working on a research project for the The Centre for Science & Citizenship entitled "Teaching and learning philosophy in schools: What do people understand by philosophy and what work does philosophy do?"