Karen was at Greenhead College, where she was head of one of the largest A level chemistry departments in the country, with well over 800 students and rated an outstanding grade one by Ofsted. Having worked with Dr Kevin Conway at the college, she joined Alps in 2013 and draws on her 33 years of experience to help teachers get the most out of their Alps analysis.

Interesting fact: Born in the North East, a Mackem not a Geordie, Karen plays golf with lots of enthusiasm rather than skill.