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meet the team


Chris Allton

Chris grew up and was educated in Australia and then embarked on a career which has seen him living in four of the Rugby Six Nations. In his day job he lectures Physics and researches fundamental particles such as quarks which make up protons and neutrons, and hence 99% of the known universe. Away from work, he enjoys running, cycling and generally being outdoors in and around the beautiful Swansea and Gower beaches.


Sandra Morgan
senior educational teaching assistant

Born and brought up in Neath, Sandra is a qualified teacher with experience in managing science departments in comprehensive schools in both England and Wales. For a number of years, she worked closely with our outreach teams bringing school parties to our Singleton and Bay campuses before joining the Oriel team in 2019. Her main hobbies are outdoors, including camping, walking and gardening. She volunteers with a local history group promoting local heritage and helping to maintain the grounds of a listed monument.  


Daphne Ioanna Giannoulatou
Marketing & Creative Administrator

Daphne Ioanna works for Swansea University as a Marketing & Creative Administrator for Oriel Science. She always loved science but studied theatre. In 2006 she started working as a performative installation artist and in 2020 she completed her PhD thesis titled “Installation Art and its role in Science Education” finally linking her two passions. She comes from Greece and enjoys science communication, the sun, the sea, and the starry sky. 

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Catherine Griffiths
Project Administrator

Catherine has a background that mostly focuses on corporate events but has always wanted to work somewhere that gave back to the community. With a keen interest in culture, history and education, she recently joined the Oriel Science team, fulfilling her goals. Outside work, Catherine spends most of her time travelling the UK and beyond, reading, writing and walking her Corgi, named after her childhood hero, Indiana Jones.

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