This blog was mainly active when I was an academic. I’m not one of those any more. I worked as a journalist for a while, and still write a bit. I’m also head of communications at climate change charity, 10:10.
If you want to contact me, my gmail address is the same as the URL here.
I have degrees in history of science and sociology of education, and did a PhD on children’s science media. I was Head of Public Engagement at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex and Course Director for an interdisciplinary course on climate change at Imperial, where I also lectured in science communication. Before that, I worked as Special Projects Officer for Science Year and was an Explainer at the Science Museum. I’ve also taught at UCL and City University, and spent some time at American University in DC.
I’ve written for a range of publications – the Guardian, Open Democracy, the Observer, Times, Times Higher, Research Fortnight, the Road to Paris, Al Jazeera and Red Pepper – largely in energy, climate change, the politics of science and public engagement with technology. I’ve also been on BBC Radio a few times and launched How We Get to Next as editor. I still write occasionally on a freelance basis, and give the odd talk. Let me know if you want me to work for you.