Outreach

Overview

I am very passionate about science communication and outreach. I enjoy sharing the results of my research and love enthusing the general public about the wonders of Earth science and science in general, in person, in blogs, on social media, and on TV and radio

Below I briefly mention some of the science communication and outreach projects I have been involved in. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to discuss new science communication or outreach projects – I would be more than happy to help! I am also a registered STEM ambassador.

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I’ve even been caught doing outreach in the field! Photo credit: Robert Watts.

University Outreach Events

I regularly help out with school visits, museum exhibitions and science festivals hosted or attended by the University of Exeter (and formerly the University of Bristol). The (in)famous Diet Coke and Mentos experiment is one of my favourites alongside “bincano”…

Here’s a video I made during a secondary school volcano outreach event at the University of Bristol in 2014:


“I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!”

I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!” is an X-Factor style science competition where competing students are judged by enthusiastic school children. The competitors are slowly voted out until just one scientist remains. I took part in this project in the Autumn of 2013 and came out on top. You can read more about my experiences here and here. I also have a legacy profile page from when I took part – you can check it out here (though it’s from 2013, so things have changed a bit since then…).


Pint of Science

How do you bring cutting-edge research to the masses? You present it to them at their local pub with their favourite drink in hand. Pint of Science is an international science festival delivering engaging science talks and demonstrations in pubs across 6 countries, 21 cities and 3 nights. I headed up the Bristol based Earth Sciences team in 2013-2014.