Erinma Ochu

Lecturer in England, United Kingdom

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I am a Digital Society Fellow, supported by Wellcome and a UK based Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media.

My practice based research is focused at the intersection of social, digital and environmental movements, and involves publics in re-imagining the future through immersive learning experiences.These experiments are covered by The Guardian, New York Times, Daily Mail, Lancet and Al-Jazheera.

Trained originally as a neuroscientist, I pursued an interest in art-science practices through digital filmmaking on a NESTA fellowship. As EAVE trained producer, I made films and installations at B3 Media.

With Creative Partnerships, I nurtured creative science inquiry in schools, mentoring artists and teachers to collaborate across disciplines. Within higher education, museums and NGOs, I devise, lead or mentor on culture change initiatives, Manchester Beacon, Engage, Catalyst, Turing's Sunflowers and Creative Scene.

Funded by Wellcome, I curate DocFest Exchange, a public platform of themed talks, events and alternate reality exhibits at Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

I've held fellowships from Wellcome and Jerwood/ Manchester International Festival. In 2018 I was artist in residence at The Stuart Hall Library to consolidate critical and global perspectives.

To share knowledge and inspire change, I give keynote talks contribute to journal articles, books, influence research and public engagement policy at NERC & BBSRC.

  • Work
    • University of Salford