Media maker, Curator, and Lecturer in Manchester, United Kingdom
I'm a mediamaker, curator and lecturer in science communication & future media at The University of Salford and Creative Director of Squirrel Nation. My endeavours span art, the environment and health thanks to a sci-art fellowship from NESTA (2001-2003) and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship (2013-2015). I trained originally as a Neuroscientist, studying at The University of Manchester with Professor Nancy Rothwell.
My approach is situational, collaborative and responsive. I work with activists, artists, designers and researchers to curate public experiments, social media campaigns, exhibits, games, professional development, public events and hackathons. My explicit goal is to explore and express the dynamic tensions between taking and resisting responsibility and action.
MSc Science Communication & Future Media
Lost Cats Legacy
Death & The Anthropocene
FarmLab - social enterprise
Nature's Switch - gallery piece
Doc/Fest Exchange - dialogues
Atlas:mcr - community policy initiative
Hookedonmusic - citizen science game
Turing's Sunflowers - citizen science project
Women's Voice, Committee, UoS Salford
Creative Scene, Critical friend
Manchester Histories, Trustee
BBSRC Bioscience in Society panel, Deputy chair