Currently: Public Engagement and Society Officer
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
I am an experienced science communicator and have given talks, workshops and presentations throughout the UK on a number of subjects from carnivorous plants through to my research on green microalgae.
My main passion, however, is Thought for Food - a global competition for which I am an ambassador and give talks, presentations and workshops on insect eating and how this relates to food security,
SEB Glasgow 2011 & SEB Plant Sciences Group, Lancaster University, 2011
"The role of CAX proteins in maintaining ion homeostasis in plants and green algae"
Syngenta's Connecting Cereals Global Summit, Badenweiler, 2012
"Wheat, and how to make it sexy"
The Sandbox Global Summit, Lisbon, 2012
"How to feed the world with insects"
The One Young World Summit, Pittsburgh, 2012
- Helped deliver a workshop on Thought for Food
- Gave a talk on considering a switch to more insect-based proteins and consuming less meat
Various talks throughout the UK, including one at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth
The Thought for Food Global Summit, Berlin, 2013
The Prince's Teaching Institute, London, 2013
"Stressing algae: calcium signalling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii"
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Oldham and Hulme Grammar School, Bury Girl's Grammar School, Greater Manchester, 2013
"How GM crops aren't something to be feared"
This Morning, ITV, 2014
"Creepy crawly cravings"
The Doctors, CBS, USA, 2014
"Eating insects for health"
BBC Radio Sheffield, Radio Manchester, 2014
"Strange habits - insect eating"
Tipp FM, Ireland, 2014
"The health reasons for adopting a more insect-based diet"
The Thought for Food Global Summit, Lisbon, 2015
Future Radio, Norwich, 2015
- the Norfolk Storytelling Project, "Insect eating for a sustainable food future"
Sunday Assembly Norwich, 2015
WIRED2015: Next Generation, London, 2015
"How to become a biohacker"
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