I’m a freelance creative producer of science events, a trainer and a science communicator. I’m passionate about bringing people together to explore the world around us and getting more diverse voices heard in science and science communication.
I specialise in producing science communication and public engagement events, and have developed and delivered hundreds of events at national science festivals, working with researchers, artists and other collaborators.
I draw on my experience of developing events to train researchers in activity development and other areas of public engagement, and regularly speak at professional events about event development, science communication and diversity.
I am also a professional illustrator and mixed media artist, producing intricate anatomy and zoology inspired art under the brand Curious Octopus.
I studied Natural Sciences and Management Studies at the University of Cambridge. I began my 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. I then moved to the British Science Association where I worked on the British Science Festival, British Science Week and other projects. I spent the past few years working as a programmer for Cheltenham Science Festival before going freelance.
Photos by Steve Cross