Erinma Ochu

Lecturer in England, United Kingdom

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I specialise in curating immersive learning environments that embrace art-science inquiry and community-led initiatives concerning social and environmental change. My public experiments have been covered by The Guardian, New York Times, Daily Mail, Lancet and Al-Jazheera.

As a Lecturer at The University of Salford, I teach on our MSc Science Communication & Future Media as part of The Scicomm Space.

Trained originally as a neuroscientist at The University of Manchester, I pursued filmmaking through a NESTA fellowship , going on to produce films and installations at B3 Media as an EAVE producer.

As a creative consultant to Creative Partnerships, I nurtured creative approaches to science in schools, mentoring artists and teachers to collaborate and champion creativity across the curriculum. Within higher education and working with museums and NGOs, I advised and led on social change initiatives, Manchester Beacon, Engage, Catalyst & Turing's Sunflowers.

For three years I have curated DocFest Exchange, a public platform of art-science talks, events and alternate reality exhibits at the heart of Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

I've benefited from fellowships from Wellcome and Jerwood/ Manchester International Festival. This year I was in residence at The Stuart Hall Library with curator Bianca Manu and artist, Caroline Ward.

I often give talks, judge competitions (e.g. photography, public speaking), participate in panels and devise interdisciplinary workshops e.g. hackathons.

I am co-founder of Squirrel Nation, trustee of Invisible Dust, Critical Friend to Creative Scene.

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    • University of Salford