She was elected to the Education Division Council of the RSC by the body’s existing members.
The division “promotes the study and dissemination of knowledge of chemical education at all levels”. It organises regional activities and projects based around addressing the needs of teachers.
Professor Ostler is already a Fellow of the RSC and a Chartered Chemist.
She said: “I am delighted to be selected by our members to work with the other Council members on shaping the future of Chemical Education.”