Professor Eleanor Schofield is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Mary Rose Trust. After completing her PhD in Materials Science at Imperial College London in 2006, she completed research posts at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the University of Kent. She joined the Mary Rose Trust in 2012 as the Conservation Manager with a focus on preparing the hull for drying. She then became Head of Conservation and Collections Care in 2016 and became responsible for the conservation of the Mary Rose hull and associated artefacts, the care and management of the collection, and research into novel conservation treatments and characterisation methods. In 2021, Eleanor was appointed the Deputy CEO, retaining previous responsibilities and taking on additional executive tasks.
Eleanor is a Chartered Engineer and Scientist and a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She holds an honorary lectureship at Imperial College London, an Honorary Professorship at the University of Kent and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth.