I consider the arts and the sciences to be complementary, not competitive.

Science and Art


I was part of a team of researchers who consulted with artist Jen Collier on the Royal Burgh of Science: From Waldie to Scotty project, which celebrated local historical discoveries through to the latest scientific developments with a series of workshops, talks and events aimed at children, families and adults.


Funded by the Royal Society, Places of science 2022, and a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and Linlithgow Museum.

Pint of Science, Edinburgh


Blue Planet: Scotland's Coasts and Waters, and Their Inhabitants


I was part of a panel that introduced and discussed current research perspectives of Scottish seas with the general public, as part of the international Pint of Science Festival.

Expedition Narratives


A rewarding interdisciplinary workshop, Scientific Expedition Narratives, during which I built cross-disciplinary connections and future collaborations. This workshop was organised by Dr Anna Auguscik, who brought together environmental and social scientists, historians, artists and novelists to discuss, explore and collate the diverse perspectives of scientific expeditions.


Supported by the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg.



{react} magazine, 2017-2018

During my management of the {react} team I secured £10,000 of funding from Newcastle University Postgraduate School to ensure publication of three issues, and organised a launch event for issue #10 with keynote speaker Annabel Bligh from The Conversation UK.


Public Engagement Lead

{react} magazine, 2016-2017

I oversaw dissemination of {react} magazine throughout northeast England, organised the training event Introduction to science, journalism and the media for Newcastle University students, and spearheaded the facilitation of student-led science communication blogs in local secondary schools.

Blog writer

{react} blog, 2017


The full archive of my blog posts is accessible on the {react} blog.

(Not) climbing the
academic ladder

The Natural Health Service

Academic anxiety – 
you’re not alone

Event organiser

 Enviresearch Foundation Day, 2019

A mini-conference celebrating the work of Enviresearch Foundation funding recipients; PhD students, academics and local school children gave demonstrations and presentations of their work.

Science communicator

 Tall Ships Regatta, 2016

Demonstrated and explained cutting edge marine biological research from Newcastle University to children and adults attending the Tall Ships Regatta.

Engagement evaluator

Soapbox Science, 2016

Interviewed the passing general public about their perceptions and interactions with the Newcastle Soapbox Science event.

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