Lisa Colford

Lisa Colford

"There are lots of career options and routes, as we discuss with young people at our career conferences each year."

Lisa originally studied for a HND in Complimentary therapies and is now the UK Projects and Network Manager with the National Space Academy!

At the office

Before joining the National Space Academy, Lisa worked for the National Space Centre for 10 years. Lisa started as a team leader in the catering and retail departments, and was also responsible for helping to run the centre on a daily basis. 

In 2009 Lisa joined the National Space Centre bookings team; organising trips and other events for visiting schools, colleges and Brownie groups. 

Lisa knows the National Space Centre inside out. This provided a perfect foundation for Lisa to join the role of the administrator at the National Space Academy in 2012. 

Now as the UK Projects and Network Manager, Lisa manages all of the UK projects and the network of our outstanding teachers. 

Away from the office

Lisa is a runner and is learning to speak Italian. "I have a few other hobbies that have drifted away but I would love to get back involved with drawing and playing the keyboard/piano!"

We asked Lisa...

Given the chance, would you go to space?
I think the view of the Earth and the stars would be breath-taking and this would be a chance of a life time. However, I don't fancy being launched into space!

What's the best thing about science?
I love the magic of Science! It's great to watch the experiments delivered by our Lead Educators, and leave fascinated to find out more!

What's the best thing about working at the National Space Academy?
It's good fun working alongside a fantastic team!