About

meI’m Alice Bell, a writer, teacher and researcher interested in the politics of science, technology and the environment.

As well as freelancing, I’ve worked as a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Lecturer in the Science Communication Group at Imperial, Special Projects Officer for Science Year and an Explainer at the Science Museum. I’ve also taught at UCL, spent some time at American University in DC.

You can follow me on Twitter and read my blog at the Guardian. I also have a column in the UK edition of Popular Science magazine, co-edit New Left Project, am a contributing editor for New Humanist and co-run the Brain Train podcast.

I have degrees in history of science and sociology of education, and did a PhD on children’s science media. I once accidentally helped raise £15k for libel reform and used to help run the Science Question Time debates. Somewhere at the back of my wardrobe is a Guinness World Record certificate. As well as my work for the Guardian, I’ve written for the Observer, Research Fortnight, Al Jazeera and Red Pepper, and been on BBC Radio a few times too. I’m often asked to speak at conferences and public events. At Imperial, as well as teaching postgraduates, I piloted and launched an innovative interdisciplinary course on climate change for undergraduates and played a small role in the BBC Trust review of science coverage. At Sussex, I was Head of Public Engagement for SPRU, taught postgrads and led and assisted series of funding bids on issues in science and technology policy. Full CV available on request.

If you want me to work for you (or just want to ask me something), my gmail address is the same as the URL here.