Photo: Steve Cross
Science touches every facet of our lives. It need not be dry or overwhelming – it’s modern, vibrant and exciting – and I firmly believe that the way science is communicated should be too!
To this end, I’ve been involved with many different projects, all with the aim of opening up science to a broader audience. Most of my work falls into the following categories (you can find out more here):
I’ve chaired and spoken at universities and conferences and have performed comedy sets at Science Showoff, Green Man Festival, WOMAD Festival and The Royal Society (information on past and upcoming gigs can be found in Events).
I am co-host of Our Disgusting Planet, a live-show and podcast aiming to bust taboos and normalise the disgusting, through frank, funny and sometimes “disgusting” conversations. Performances include at Green Man Festival and Cambridge Science Festival. We are scheduled to appear at Norwich Science Festival in 2020, with performances at Cheltenham Science Festival and Green Man Festival postponed until 2021..
I am a member of Science Showoff Talent Factory, a mentoring programme to further develop my performance.
I’ve written popular science articles for publications including London Student newspaper, where I was Science Editor; have forayed into interviewing and video production; and have designed and carried out experiments for television.
Workshops and Demonstrations:
I’ve led hands-on workshops and demos in venues including the Science Museum, the Design Museum, the Royal Institution, the Wellcome Collection, the Institute of Making, Selfridges, The Mini Maker Faire and Big Bang London – as well as in schools and universities.
Events and Outreach Initiatives:
I’ve organised adult lecture series in the pub; run a Royal Society of Chemistry outreach scheme; and have helped design, organise and implement an award-winning community based lab course as well as summer schools, open days and masterclasses.
Photo: Ian Bowkett