Organising Committee

Sam Illingworth   Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, where his research involves using poetry and games to develop dialogue between science and society. Website:  www.samillingworth.com .

Sam Illingworth

Sam is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, where his research involves using poetry and games to develop dialogue between science and society. Website: www.samillingworth.com.

Erinma Ochu   Erinma is a Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media at The University of Salford. She specialises in curating immersive learning environments framed as public experiments or alternate reality experiences to enable collaborative inquiry into social or environmental concerns.  https://about.me/erinmaochu

Erinma Ochu

Erinma is a Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media at The University of Salford. She specialises in curating immersive learning environments framed as public experiments or alternate reality experiences to enable collaborative inquiry into social or environmental concerns. https://about.me/erinmaochu

James Sumner   James is Senior Lecturer in the History of Technology at the University of Manchester, currently working on public representations of computers, and is active in science communication teaching and local public engagement projects.

James Sumner

James is Senior Lecturer in the History of Technology at the University of Manchester, currently working on public representations of computers, and is active in science communication teaching and local public engagement projects.

 
Amy C. Chambers   Amy is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Manchester School of Art. Her research examines the intersection of science and entertainment media with a specific focus on women in science, and science and religion. Website:  amycchambers.com .

Amy C. Chambers

Amy is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Manchester School of Art. Her research examines the intersection of science and entertainment media with a specific focus on women in science, and science and religion. Website: amycchambers.com.

Katie Steckles   Katie is a mathematician in Manchester, who writes and talks about maths. She finished a PhD in 2011, and since has talked about maths in schools, at festivals, on TV and radio and on YouTube. Katie won the  Joshua Phillips Award  in 2016.

Katie Steckles

Katie is a mathematician in Manchester, who writes and talks about maths. She finished a PhD in 2011, and since has talked about maths in schools, at festivals, on TV and radio and on YouTube. Katie won the Joshua Phillips Award in 2016.

Jo Verran   Jo is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She headed the Science Communication and Public Engagement activities at the University, and practices cross-disciplinary collaborations to enhance audience participation and engagement.

Jo Verran

Jo is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She headed the Science Communication and Public Engagement activities at the University, and practices cross-disciplinary collaborations to enhance audience participation and engagement.

 
David A. Kirby   David is Professor of Science Communication Studies at the University of Manchester. He is Programme Director for the University’s MSc in Science Communication, and his academic work focuses on the ways that entertainment media serve as vehicles for science communication.

David A. Kirby

David is Professor of Science Communication Studies at the University of Manchester. He is Programme Director for the University’s MSc in Science Communication, and his academic work focuses on the ways that entertainment media serve as vehicles for science communication.

Jemma Houghton    Jemma is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester researching the uses and perceptions of medicinal plants in twentieth-century pharmacy. She is a science communicator who has worked extensively with the Manchester Museum, and is currently a Widening Participation Fellow at the University.

Jemma Houghton

Jemma is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester researching the uses and perceptions of medicinal plants in twentieth-century pharmacy. She is a science communicator who has worked extensively with the Manchester Museum, and is currently a Widening Participation Fellow at the University.

Natalie Ireland   Natalie is a senior museum professional, cultural leader and festival director with a background in learning, cultural programming and science communication.

Natalie Ireland

Natalie is a senior museum professional, cultural leader and festival director with a background in learning, cultural programming and science communication.

Iqra Choudry   Iqra is a media and communication professional working on a Doctor of Philosophy - a PhD focused in History of Antarctic Governance, Research and Science Policy from The University of Manchester.

Iqra Choudry

Iqra is a media and communication professional working on a Doctor of Philosophy - a PhD focused in History of Antarctic Governance, Research and Science Policy from The University of Manchester.