Erinma Ochu

Writer and Lecturer in Manchester, United Kingdom

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As writer and producer of immersive and participatory experiences I collaborate with artists, designers, scientists and the public to create experiments across a range of settings.

Currently I am one of six Jerwood Fellows with Manchester International Festival.

Recent commissions include Nature’s Switch, FarmLab, a pop up urban farm and The Manchester Recycled Robot Orchestra, which is touring with co-founder, Professor Danielle George.

I trained originally as a neuroscientist at Manchester University with Professor Nancy Rothwell before taking up a sci-art NESTA fellowship to communicate science through scriptwriting and filmmaking. This led to writing a play, Fortune, as part of Northwest Playwrights initiative, tExpertiment at Theatre by the Lake and short film commissions, In Memoriam and Interloper, which I also produced. I went on to develop and executive produce a slate of 24 short films with B3 Media.

Currently I’m an academic at Salford University and create public experiments through Squirrel Nation with visual artist, Caroline Ward.

I am curator toSheffield DocFestand critical friend toCreative Scene,The Sick of The Fringe,The Museum of Science and Industry.

  • Work
    • University of Salford