Erinma Ochu

Lecturer and Filmmaker in Manchester, United Kingdom

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I'm a digital creative and science communicator. I teach at The University of Salford.

As Creative Director of Squirrel Nation I curate memorable concepts from award winning pop up urban farming system, FarmLab, to gallery piece, Nature's Switch ( Lumen Prize longlist).

My creative endeavours span art, science and social justice thanks to an sci-art fellowship from NESTA (2001-2003) and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship (2013-2015).

With Professor Danielle George, I crowdsourced the Manchester Recycled Robot Orchestra which played at the Euroscience Open Forum and plays Manchester Science Festival 2016.

I am a critical friend to arts agency, Creative Scene in North Yorkshire, which is part of the National Creative People and Places Arts Council England initiative to make the arts part of everyday life.

In residence at the Museum of Science and Industry I pioneered, globally successful #hookedonmusic, a museum-led citizen science game with real-life science and audience experience at its heart.

I am a Trustee of Manchester Histories, Deputy Chair of BBSRC Bioscience in Society panel, Advisory Board Member of MSI, Advisory member of European Citizen Science project, Doing It Together Science & The Centre for Healthy Aging, Copenhagen.

I swim, play games and potter in my allotment.