"i have always been passionate about the promise of science... "
...but the beauty of science is often lost amidst the politics and problems of getting science done. This is why science communication is so important to me. Finding new, creative ways to engage with scientific research before it goes too far down a road that we don't want is a crucial part of what the science industries need to be doing. I think we're still searching for the ideal route towards bringing society deeper into science, and this is why research into science communication and public engagement is so crucial. One of the ways I try to do this work is by giving public lectures at science festivals, which are a great opportunity to exchange ideas about the direction of science and some of the ethical issues society faces as a result of its pursuit.
The video below tells the story of one recent project I was involved with, which brought debates about human enhancement to a youth theatre group.