Erinma Ochu

Lecturer and Media Maker in Manchester, United Kingdom

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I’m a Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media at Salford University in The School of Environment & Life Sciences.

I'm a pioneer in creating immersive and participatory experiences to explore the issues and foster creative leadership around global challenges. I'm currently exploring connections between the US civil rights movement and the environmental movement to unearth hidden stories, inventions, pioneers and alternative futures.

Recently, as Jerwood Fellow with Manchester International Festival, I was attached to Yael Bartana's concept, What If Women Ruled the World.

Experiments include The Purring Chamber exploring species extinction, FarmLab and Nature's Switch exploring the future of food and The Manchester Recycled Robot Orchestra. Online game, #Hookedonmusic, explores musical memory to further research into Alzheimer’s disease and to reduce social stigma.

Trained originally as a neuroscientist at Manchester University with Professor Nancy Rothwell, I took up a sci-art NESTA fellowship to communicate science through scriptwriting and digital media. Fortune, featured at Theatre by the Lake and film commissions include In Memoriam and Interloper and executing producing 24 shorts for B3

  • Work
    • University of Salford