Helen Ferris studied law at Bristol University before qualifying as a solicitor specialising in employment law at Osborne Clarke. As an employment lawyer Helen advised multi-national clients on a wide range of employment law issues including board appointments and removals, issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, contractual documentation, collective consultation matters and general day to day HR matters. Helen has taken a step back from legal practice to focus on her family. She has two young children who are wildly excited about school so she hopes to be able to support the Trust in its work to spread inspirational science teaching to as many children as possible.