I'm a keen science communicator and I really enjoy presenting activities and giving talks to the public. Over the past few years I've been involved in numerous science communication events. Here is a brief run-down:

  • Durham Schools Science Festival (2018)
  • Celebrate Science Durham (2017)
  • ReCon Event 2017, invited talk: "What helps or hinders science communication by early career researchers?"
  • Pint of Science Leeds (2017)
  • PubhD Leeds (2016)
  • I was the Scottish Winner of the FameLab 2015 competition and performed at the UK FameLab final later that year.
  • I performed at the European Science Slam final in Copenhagen in 2014 to a crowd of 200+ public and school students.
  • I performed at the Hamburg Science Slam in 2014 in front of a crowd of 600 people in a former nazi fortress!
  • I've performed research-comedy at Bright Club in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.
  • I presented planetarium shows for school children and the public all across Scotland in the University of Glasgow mobile-planetarium
  • I was the runner-up of the University of Glasgow Three Minute Thesis competition 2015.
  • I was a STEMNET ambassador from 2011 to 2015. 

To top that off, in 2015 I won the Hunter-Cumming postgraduate prize for outreach from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. 

  Above : Glasgow 2013 Science Slam final. Holding the giant novelty prize-cheque with  Greig Stewart (A.K.A. Theremin Hero)  who lent his laser harp for a demonstration of the photo-acoustic principle! 

Above: Glasgow 2013 Science Slam final. Holding the giant novelty prize-cheque with Greig Stewart (A.K.A. Theremin Hero) who lent his laser harp for a demonstration of the photo-acoustic principle! 

  Above:  The 2015 UK FameLab finalists onstage at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.   Below:  a   recording of my performance at the 2015 UK FameLab final. I'm on  around 10 seconds in from the start of the video.

Above: The 2015 UK FameLab finalists onstage at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Below: a recording of my performance at the 2015 UK FameLab final. I'm on  around 10 seconds in from the start of the video.