Chemistry Staff Profiles

Ben Greedy grew up in Taunton, before reading chemistry at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He remained at St Catherine's after his graduation and completed a DPhil in organic chemistry in 2003. Since then, he has held post-doctoral research posts at Cardiff University, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida, and the University of Bath. In addition to coaching football and cricket teams, he is head of Chindits, a tutor in Tuckwell house and runs the clay shooting activity.

Dr David Snell was brought up in South Wales and went to the University of Coventry to study applied chemistry, followed by the University of Bath to study for a PhD in polymer chemistry. He then pursued a career in product development, during which time he joined the Royal Marine Reserves, culminating in serving on Operation Herrick 7 in Afghanistan. He is an OCR Chemistry assessor at AS level and an OCR moderator at A2. His current responsibilities include being Head of rugby and 2nd XV rugby coach. He is also involved with athletics, the CCF Army section, and is the assistant housemaster in Woodward house.

David Cole studied chemistry at Swansea University (BSc) before completing his PGCE at Exeter University. At King's, he is a former housemaster of Bishop Fox house, and is currently Officer Commanding CCF, Head of extra-curricular activities, Head of induction, and master in charge of boys' hockey.

Momoka Hayashi studied chemistry at the University of Bath before completing a PGCE at the same institution. Following a year teaching chemistry at St. George’s school in Aachen, Germany she joined King’s as the newest member of the chemistry team. She is a keen footballer and talented linguist.

Emma Helliar gained a BSc reading chemistry, biology and education at Stirling University. After this, she achieved her PGCE at Bristol University, and has taught for a total of 10 years in three Somerset schools. She spent seven years at The Castle School in Taunton teaching all three sciences. While at the school Emma also started a riding club for pupils to learn to ride, and organised inter-school competitions in dressage, show jumping and combined training. She also loves singing, and has performed in many choral soprano performances. She was the President of Stirling University Choir for three years and even sang a solo at her own wedding! Emma is very much looking forward to helping out with the riding teams, and musical aspects of school, and is willing to give most things a try!

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