Shortly after starting my PhD I discovered an affinity for outreach and communication. I have always rejected the idea that arts and sciences require mutually exclusive skills, and proving the point is why I went to the trouble of studying philosophy alongside physics.
Here are a few examples of science communication I’ve been involved in:
- As part of the Creative Futures event in Wrexham, I was interviewed in front of a large audience by the excellent Mike Corcoran. We spoke about links between arts and science, and the shared joys and shared troubles of each creative process. There is a nice video of the interview here.
- I prepared and delivered a public lecture on physics and biology for the Institute of Physics summer lecture of 2017.
- I had an image from my research shown in the Crick Institute’s inaugural public exhibition, How do we look?. I wrote an accessible explanation and recorded and audio interview for the installation. More recently I recorded an interview for a video promoting the current exhibition, Deconstructing Patterns.
As well as experience in writing copy for science communication, I have written technical support documents during a stint working on Avid’s Sibelius notation software.