Ian has taught biology at Hills Road SFC since 1975 and from 1980-2012 was a tutor for the Open University. His interest is in education, communication and engagement.

In 2012 he established Big Biology Day for professional biologists to engage with the public and share their enthusiasm and is Special Advisor for Education at the Cambridge Science Centre. He’s had several links with Papworth including one of his best friends with CF receiving a double lung transplant in 2019.

In 2019 Ian helped to organize the shipment of unwanted equipment from “Old Papworth” to the only free hospital in Sierra Leone.