Hana Ayoob is a freelance creative producer of science events, a trainer and a public speaker. She’s passionate about bringing people together to explore the world around us and getting more diverse voices heard in science and science communication.
She specialises in producing science communication and public engagement events, and has developed and delivered hundreds of events at national science festivals, working with researchers, artists and other collaborators.
Hana draws on her experience of developing events to train researchers in activity development and other areas of public engagement, and regularly speaks at professional events about event development, science communication and diversity.
She regularly speaks and performs at comedy shows, festivals and other events, and is a member of the Science Showoff Talent Factory. Hana co-hosts the fortnightly podcast Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?
Hana is also a professional illustrator and mixed media artist, producing intricate anatomy and zoology inspired art under the brand Curious Octopus.
Hana studied Natural Sciences and Management Studies at the University of Cambridge. She began her career working as a Clinical Trials Coordinator for The AKU Society, coordinating their role in a €8 million EU funded clinical trial consortium and leading on patient recruitment, patient support and dissemination.
Hana then moved to the British Science Association where she worked on the British Science Festival, British Science Week and other projects. She spent the past few years working as a programmer for Cheltenham Science Festival before going freelance.
Photos by Steve Cross