Christina Astin

Christina is a dynamic and engaging communicator with over 20 years’ experience as an outstanding science teacher in prestigious schools. She combines enthusiasm and approachability, creativity and humour, whether dealing with 4 year-olds, experienced head teachers or CEOs.
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Christina Astin MA (Cantab), CPhys, FInstP, LTCL


Intelligent, dynamic and well organised, Christina Astin is a first class teacher of Physics at all levels of secondary education and can explain difficult concepts clearly and memorably. Her pupils enjoy the subject and make excellent progress. We are delighted she has agreed to be a Trustee of Physics Partners to which she has brought new ideas and a lively, engaging personality.

Tommy Cookson

Chair, Physics Partners and former Headmaster of Sevenoaks School

Your insightful inputs and questions provided me not only with an excellent chance for reflection about the position of second in department and its responsibilities, but also gave me a structured, ambitious and realistic outlook to what the department and our students' science learning can aim to become in short, medium and long-term. [1-day mentoring]


João de Sousa Barroca

Physics Teacher, 2 i/c science department, Marymount International School, London

Christina has been an incredibly supportive colleague and an excellent STEM Ambassador. Great knowledge on science teaching and learning, excellent understanding in the importance of outreach and a founder of a student-run science journal, aimed at students’ STEM projects. Christina has much to offer, from outreach to training.

Ajay Sharman

Regional Manager, STEMNET

I am very pleased to recommend Christina as an educational consultant. I worked with Christina on the Young Scientists Journal, and have witnessed firsthand her efficiency, enthusiasm and successes. With Christina at its head, the YSJ has become a successful international journal with a global range of editors.
A great communicator, Christina coaches many young people, and her approachability, efficiency and responsiveness have made her a pleasure to work with. Her interest in exploring cross-curricular projects, especially focusing on the links between science another disciplines, has led her to heading projects which have promoted the public understanding of science. Christina has promoted YSJ with other agencies such as The British Science Association, ASE, The Royal Society and the Big Bang Fair and has found time for articles published on topics related to education in Nature, SSR, EiS and Physics Education.
Christina’s vision and leadership, excellent classroom teaching, science education contacts and expertise, time management of self and others, event organization and ICT skills, and her personable and effective communications have made our working relationship a real pleasure.

Prof. Ghazwan Butrous, MBChB, PhD, FESC, FRSA

Managing Director, PVRI & co-founder of Young Scientists Journal