Science Communication Workshops
Through a series of bespoke interactive workshops, I teach academics how to better communicate their research using tips, tricks and skills from theatrical training. Each workshop series, ranging from 1-5 sessions, is tailored to the needs, experience and confidence of the groups. I work with Masters students, PhD students, early career researchers and senior academics.
Each session is interactive, my approach is to learn-through-doing, with participants trying out a range of exercises to find something that works for them. We are all unique, and all have different areas to work on, therefore each participant is individually assessed at the start of the series with tailored exercises through the course. Each participant then receives feedback at the end of the series on where they have improved and areas to continue working.
For more information, or to enquire about arranging a course at your institute please contact me with the link below.
In July 2017, I founded Nexus Theatre Company, with the aim of communicating complex scientific issues to the general public. The company prides itself on being research-led, by working with world leading academics, we ensure all projects are informed by groundbreaking research.
For more information on projects, shows and ways to get involved click the link below.
The Power of Science and Theatre
If we cannot tell them what we are doing, why are we doing it?
I fundamentally believe that as scientists we are obliged to share our work with the general public, principally because: 1) they help pay for it, and 2) A better informed public = more trust in science = people making better choices = a better world for everyone!
However, scientists traditionally aren't trained in how to communicate and how to share our work. We are trained to think critically, ask difficult questions and test hypotheses.
As a professionally trained actor, I am able to use this unique skill-set to communicate my research, help other academics do the same, and increase the public's understanding of big global issues.