Our Team

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 an Administrator with the National Space Academy!

At the office
Lisa joined the team in April after 10 years at the National Space Centre. 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's current role as National Space Academy Administrator.

Lisa organises our busy diary and manages bookings; from masterclasses and careers events to team meetings and VIP visits.  She also builds relationships with key stakeholders.

Away from the office
Lisa is a runner and enjoys Zumba. "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!"

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!

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