Outreach activities and public engagement organizations that I am involved with
I was awarded the 2017 Media Fellowship of the British Science Association. I was placed with BBC North West over the summer of 2017, and report for the BBC from the 2017 British Science Festival.
I was selected for the Royal Society Pairing Scheme (2013), to spend a week in Westminster with Lucy Powell, MP for Central Manchester.
I was awarded the 2013 Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award)
I am a leader in public engagement at the National Graphene Institute (NGI).
I am the Web and Communications Coordinator and member of the outreach team at the School of Materials. Check out our UoM Materials Blog and UoM Materials Staff Newsletter.
Learn more about my outreach events in the Outreach Blog section.
News, video and audio from outreach activities in Media/Press tab.
My public lectures on Graphene
Graphene - Unexpected Science in a Pencil Trace
2021 21/01 - Manchester Futurists, Online
2020 Engagements cancelled due to COVID19 pandemic
2019 30/11 - Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People, The Lowry, Salford
14/11 - PechaKucha Night, Manchester
12/06 - Bramhall & Woodford Rotary Club
13/05 - Bollington SciBar
30/04 - Cheadle & District Rotary Club
2018 27/02 - Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club
07/02 - Ormskirk and Aughton U3A
2017 27/11 - Wilmslow Guild
02/11 - Oundle School
09/07 - Bluedot Festival
10/05 - Widnes Scibar
2016 17/11 - IMechE North West Centre of the Process Industries Division
03/11 - Rotary Club of Manchester Trailblazers
23/05 - Pint of Science Manchester
16/03 - IET Yorkshire Region Prestige Lecture
2015 11/11 - Otley Science Festival
04/06 - Cheltenham Science Festival
09/02 - West Didsbury Astronomical Society
13/02 - MANCEP training day, Manchester
29/01 - IMechE North-West, Warrington
27/01 - IoM3 lecture, University of Manchester
2014 02/12 - How To Academy, London
27/10 - Salutation Scibar, Hulme
06/10 - Warrington Literary and Philosophical Society Lecture
10/09 - Royal Aeronautical Society, Bedford
08/07 - How to: Academy, London
18/06 - Manchester Insights Lecture, London
16/06 - Manchester Insights Lecture, Manchester
22/05 - IoP North East branch, Newcastle upon Tyne
28/04 - Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Ramsden Lecture
18/03 - STAR Lecture, University of Manchester
02/03 - TEDxManchester
26/02 - Rotary District 1280 Excitement of Science Lecture
2013 13/11 - Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Barrow-in-Furness
24/10 - TEDxOldham
09/10 - Widens Scibar
08/05 - IoP Derby
14/01 - Bollington Scibar
08/01 - Knutsford Scibar
2012 12/11 - Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Manchester
05/11 - Wilmslow Guild
22/10 - Macclesfield Scibar
20/08 - London International Youth Science Forum
25/07 - Manchester Cafe Scientifique
23/01 - IoP in Scotland, Royal Society of Edinburgh
2011 22/06 - Institute of Physics (IoP) Teachers Conference, Manchester
Photo tour (download as pdf) of the graphene exhibit/roadshow, featured in the Summer Science Exhibition, Manchester Science Festival, Live at Jodrell Bank, Saturday Science at MOSI, National Science & Engineering Week, etc.
I am a STEM Ambassador with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics NETwork
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