Currently: Science communicator, broadcaster and educator
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
Dr. Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She also trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster and educator; teaching maths and sciences at all academic levels and explaining science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes and at live events. Emily is also a passionate advocate for gender equality in science.
Emily was the resident science expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show and is currently a member of the panel of experts for Sky1's celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, hosted by Lee Mack, and a regular contributor to Discovery Channel's How Do They Do It? She has appeared as a science expert on ITV's This Morning, Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, Sky News, CNN, BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, BBC1's The One Show, and London Live’s Not the One Show, and she has been interviewed on Radio 4’s Last Word, Radio 5 live’s Daily Bacon, BBC World Service’s Newshour and LBC Radio. She is also a regular guest on the Guardian Science Weekly podcast, she is the voice of Oxford University Press’s online resource MyMaths, and she has presented a series of fun science videos for the Royal Institution's YouTube channel.
Emily has given talks for The Science Museum, The Royal Society, The Royal Statistical Society, the Maths Hubs Annual Conference, Cheltenham Science Festival and at many schools and universities. She has hosted events and chaired discussions for The Academy of Medical Sciences, The Royal Society, The Royal Institution and Manchester Science Festival, and has performed at Science Showoff at the Bloomsbury Theatre.
Emily has spoken about the issues surrounding women in science at the Women of the World Festival and on Sky News, for which she received a barrage of sexist and misogynistic abuse on social media. She has been quoted in The Times and The Guardian and has spoken about her experiences of online misogyny at the Feminism in London Conference and the Being a Man Festival. Emily recently gave a Tedx talk at UCL on Why Science Needs People Who Cry - available on YouTube from mid January.
Emily also works as a freelance communication and media skills trainer and has run training sessions for The Society of Biology, Southampton University and Plymouth University. She also runs masterclasses for the Famelab International science communication competition (in conjunction with Cheltenham Science Festival and the British Council), and she has been a judge for the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition.
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