Contact Info

Phone: 0161 828 1407

Web: www.gatbb.co.uk

Meet the Team

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Permanent Staff

God and the Big Bang is supported by a wide range of staff at organisations including the Church of England, the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Christians in Science, the Institute of Education at the University of Reading, and it is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. These are the staff employed by the project:

Michael Harvey
Michael HarveyExecutive Director

Michael Harvey has helped a numerous businesses and individuals unlock growth and unleash potential. In 2004 Back to Church Sunday was birthed and Michael started to work with churches throughout the UK and eventually throughout the english speaking world. He has spoken to thousands of church leaders in his Unlocking the Growth Seminars and has to date seen thousands of Christians mobilised to invite, resulting in hundreds of thousands of accepted invitations. Michael has been instrumental in developing the God and the Big Bang project over the past few years.

Suzanne Kalka
Suzanne KalkaProject Coordinator

Suzanne is Project Coordinator for God and the Big Bang. She has a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Salford. During her PhD, she published her research in two academic journals. Suzanne was inspired by her experience of working in the same field as astrochemists at NASA studying molecules in space. Suzanne became a Christian thanks to the wonderful opportunities she was given during her PhD. Following her academic work, Suzanne went on to teach science in Secondary and Middle Schools for many years. Suzanne is passionate about using her skills and experience to encourage enjoyment of science and is happy to be now working with students, sharing the compatibility of science and faith.

Sarah Moring
Sarah Moring Primary Schools Administrator

Sarah has recently started working as Primary Schools Administrator for God and the Big Bang. She has an Undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Lincoln, where she was also Vice President of the Christian Union. She has a Master’s degree in Science Communication from Imperial College London, during which she found a passion for using stories to make science and faith engaging. Sarah has lots of experience volunteering with children and young people.

Student Profiles

God and the Big Bang really wants to help develop a new generation of able scientific communicators. We really love giving people, from early career scientists and science students to trainee science and RE teachers, the opportunity to develop their communication skills and get to grips with the fascinating topics of science and faith. There are lots of different ways for people to get involved. Here are just a few of the profiles of some of the amazing people already involved with the project!

Anna Pearson
Anna PearsonDPhil Quantum Mechanics, Oxford

Anna Pearson is a 3rd year DPhil student at Oxford University looking at an experiment to test whether gravity is classical rather than quantum. Her undergraduate degree was in Physics at Royal Holloway University.  When not in the lab she can be found singing in Wadham chapel choir or out walking or cycling in the green spaces around Oxford. She has been involved in the GATBB and LASAR projects for addressing the questions high school students have about science and faith and has also been on the Christians in Science committee as well as setting up two CiS student groups. During her first year of her DPhil she was a doctoral fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics where she gave a lecture on quantum mechanics.

Tom Ingleby
Tom InglebyEarth Sciences PhD Student, Leeds

Tom  has recently completed a PhD at the University of Leeds investigating earthquake deformation using satellite data. He became a Christian whilst studying natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. Here’s what he has to say about the God and the Big Bang project… (see more)

Tim Middleton
Tim MiddletonEarth Sciences DPhil Student, Oxford

Tim Middleton has a PhD studying earthquakes at the University of Oxford. He is currently studying Theology, also at the University of Oxford. He was the student representative on the Christians in Science committee for three years and is an Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. We asked him why he thinks the God and the Big Bang project is so important… (see more)