Meet the Team

Ali Khan, BSc
Director and Founder of STEM Innovation

Ali has been promoting STEM subjects for the last 19 years alongside schools and industry across the South-Coast of England.

He has developed a wealth of experience as a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, and a STEM Education outreach officer for the University of Chichester.

Ali aims to get more students involved within STEM by creating fun, interactive and memorable workshops that ignite a passion for STEM learning.

Kieran Hayes-Farmer

STEM Innovation, STEM Lead

Kieran is a specialist in running after school clubs, projects and workshops. He has 14 years experience in providing after school programmes and is now working with STEM Innovation to spread the love of STEM.

Ellen White (BSc)

Biomedical Scientist, STEM Support

As a trained Biomedical Scientist, Ellen has worked in the Histology Department of her local hospital for the past 11 years. In her spare time, Ellen is able to attend STEM sessions as a support and share her experiences as a woman in STEM and provide the students with an insight on the day to day life of a scientist.

Samir Ahmed

Business Manager

STEM Innovation, STEM Lead

 Samir has a strong background in business management and the hospitality sector.  Samir uses his prior experience working with schools to provide high quality STEM workshops.


Sahil Ahmed

Commercial Chef

STEM Innovation, STEM Support

As a young chef, Sahil has an incredible work ethic and has gone above and beyond by winning the accolade 'Young Chef of the Year' Award for two years running.  Sahil brings skills from the kitchen and well as a large social media following.


Commercial Pilot

STEM Session Lead

Shakib is a trained airline pilot who operates for EasyJet.  A man of all trades- not only does he fly planes but also runs his own bubble Tea business!  Shakib has an incredible passion for engineering and all things aviation that he is able to share with the students.

Susan Trignano

Psychology Student

STEM Support

Susan works with STEM innovation to provide support for our workshops and clubs.   She is able to provide the students with insights into the life of a current student and her calm and caring approach to dealing with the students is invaluable.


Law Student

STEM Lead/ Support

Samit is a current undergraduate, working hard to obtain his Law degree alongside providing support for STEM workshops and clubs.  Samits passion alongside law is fitness and when he is not hitting the books, you might find him hitting the weights in the local gym.  Fitness and healthy eating has always been a passion for Samit, he loves sharing his knowledge of this with the students at the STEM clubs.

Altab Khan

STEM Innovation, STEM Support (Volunteer)

Altab has years of experience in the hospitality sector, though now retired, he loves supporting STEM workshops, working with schools and helping to promote STEM.

Sarah Brooker

Presenter, Performer, Children's Entertainer

STEM Innovation, Session Lead

Sarah is a professional children's entertainer who has years of experience working with young people. She is able to bring the fun when she collaborates with STEM Innovation in the workshops she runs.

David Croucher

Professional Magician 

STEM Innovation, Session Lead

David is a professional magician who works in Sussex and beyond.  David creates workshops that combine STEM and magic, in sessions that always leave the students amazed!

Owen Callaghan

Gym Manager & Business Owner

STEM Innovation, STEM Lead 

Owen is a gym Manager and keen footballer who also runs South Coast Soccer Academy.  Owen loves bringing an  interactive approach to STEM sessions, and has combined his love of sports and fitness with key elements of STEM. 

Zac Crammer

Music Student

Zac is a talented musician who is currently studying Music at University.  He is able to combine his passion for music with STEM and able the show the students engineering and science in music. 

Morag Greenway

Retired Scientist

STEM Innovation, STEM Support

Morag is a retired scientist who has spent years working for a major pharmaceutical company.  She has always worked closely with local schools, providing a link to industry and promoting STEM. Morag has now retired and wishes to continue to promote STEM with young people across West Sussex.