Erinma Ochu

Media maker, Curator, and Lecturer in Manchester, United Kingdom

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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.

In development:

MSc Science Communication & Future Media

Lost Cats Legacy

Death & The Anthropocene


FarmLab - social enterprise

Nature's Switch - gallery piece

Manchester Recycled Robot Orchestra

Doc/Fest Exchange - dialogues

Atlas:mcr - community policy initiative

Hookedonmusic - citizen science game

Turing's Sunflowers - citizen science project

Societal Impact:

Women's Voice, Committee, UoS Salford

Creative Scene, Critical friend

Manchester Histories, Trustee

BBSRC Bioscience in Society panel, Deputy chair

Doing It Together Science, Museum of Science & Industry, The Centre for Healthy Ageing, Advisory member

MBE, Services to public engagement with science, engineering and technology

  • Work
    • University of Salford