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. Currently, I’m head of Campaign Comms at the 10:10.
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 the Guardian, Observer, Research Fortnight, Al Jazeera and Red Pepper, and been on BBC Radio a few times too. At Imperial, I piloted and launched an interdisciplinary course on climate change for undergraduates, taught on their MSc in Science Communication 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.
If you want to contact me, my gmail address is the same as the URL here.