I’m a scientist and science communicator. I’ve a masters and PhD in Chemistry, and on my ‘science’ side of my life I’m currently working as a researcher, studing how the enzymes within life transform chemical energy into useable work. In addition, I’m a keen fan of public engagement with both research and fundamental science, and have produced some pretty cool stuff which you can see below.
What makes science great for me is not only working in a world class lab studying the fundamental processes of life, but also communicating the wonder of the research. I’ve discovered I can’t do my job in the lab if I don’t talk or make art about what I’ve been doing. It helps produce the cartoon in my head which pushes my research foward.
I’m based in Sheffield, known as the ‘outdoor city’. It’s great if you like hills. I’m a keen cyclist, not only pottering about the peak district but also long distance cycle touring – my biggest achievement is to ride from Seattle to San Fransisco. I’ve a love of heights and climbing, and am a trained aerialist, specialising in silks and rope.
I am an enzymologist, exploring how nature’s nanomachines drive the chemical reactions that sustain life. I’ve used these skills to understand how plants turn green, how to stabalize artifical proteins and how marine organisms harvest scarce elements in the ocean.
Phosphorus in Marine Organisms
Engagement and SciComm
How to defy(ne) Gravity
A science show with a difference. Combining gravity defying stunts on aerial silk and rope, interactive demonstrations with the audience and live maths, this is something completely new. Booking now.
SMASHfest Space Plague
Sound of Science
Live and Screen
Hosting and Training
TV and Radio
I’ve done ‘science’ on CBBC (Marrying Mum and Dad, Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom) and Sky, including Live outside broadcast, and worked behind the scenes as a consultant on programmes for the BBC (including CBEEBies, CBBC and BBC Learning), Sky and National Geographic.
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