- Dardagny, CH
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I am an enthusiastic Science Communicator with over 9 years experience in developing and writing content for projects, science centres, demonstrations and science courses.
Imore...I am an enthusiastic Science Communicator with over 9 years experience in developing and writing content for projects, science centres, demonstrations and science courses.
I have worked with a range of audiences, from school students through to families, the general public and government officials, and regularly liaise with scientists as well as non-specialists.
I have written and edited articles for a range of scientific newsletters, such as Engineering Precisely, the CERN Bulletin, and the CERN Computer Newsletter, and online publications such as Supercomputing Online and Grid Today.
Area Covered: Geneva
Work Experience Summary: Outreach, Communication and Dissemination Manager, EGEE-II, CERN, May 07 • July 08
Technical writing - A significant part of my role involved editing material produced by the technical members of the project, drafting articles, writing newsletters and producing other dissemination material for events and the media.
Media relations - As dissemination manager it was my responsibility to manage relations with the press and media, maintain a current contact list and coordinate our media releases and responses.
Web development - I supervised the website maintenance, ensuring new content was displayed in a timely and engaging manner, and oversaw a large project to redesign the project’s website.
Event organisation - I assisted with the organisation of EGEE events, sitting on the Programme Committee for the annual User Forum and EGEE Conference. I also coordinated EGEE\'s presence at external events such as SuperComputing.
Project and people management - I was responsible for all the dissemination activity for Enabling Grids for E-Science (EGEE), a â‚¬37M EC funded project. I managed a small team at CERN, and co-ordinated the contributions from the 89 distributed partners. The partners came from 28 different institutes in 23 countries, and a large part of my role was delegating work and highlighting their achievements to the rest of the project. I sat on the Project Execution Board, which oversaw the daily technical management of the project.
Project formulation - I formulated the communication plan for EGEE-III, tackling severe budget cuts to maintain a thorough and efficient workplan, to enable the project to disseminate information to a wide audience, at limited cost.
National Physical Laboratory Sept ’04 • April ’07National Physical Laboratory Sept ’04 • April ’07
Knowledge Transfer Delivery Specialist - Publications
Technical writing - Writing, editing and producing three newsletters covering engineering, the environment and health, for both print and electronic distribution, proof reading and editing other publication, creating web content, planning web structure
Technical understanding - working with scientists to understanding their needs, planning appropriate activities across a variety of technical areas, identifying knowledge developments suitable for conveying to industry
Event organisation - coordinating exhibition stands at trade shows such as Medical Devices Technology, Mtec, Interplas and Quality in Manufacturing, organising seminars, organising and marketing meetings and workshops at NPL such as the FESI-FITNET Workshop on the impact of the environment on structural integrity
Public Engagement of Science - Representing NPL to a public audience, such as demonstrating Global Positioning Systems and trilateration at the National Maritime Museum during Science Week, assisting with a 6 week public understanding course discussing contemporary issues such as global warming and mobile phones, and exploring the science behind them, running water rockets sessions.
Education Summary: Open University 2004 • 2009
MSc in Science (Science Communication) including the following modules:
- 2004 • Science Communication (Passed) • This module included sections on communication science in informal settings, such as science centres or museums.
- 2006 • Science and the Public (Passed)
- 2009 • Contemporary Issues in Science Learning (Passed)
University Of Bristol 2000 • 2004
PhD in Astrophysics (Thesis not submitted)
I worked with data from the Chandra X-ray telescope and Hubble, investigating the physics of jets in radio galaxies observed in the X-ray. During this time I also demonstrated 1st year Astronomy labs, and marked exercises, and gave tours of the department to prospective undergraduates.
University College London: 1996 • 2000
MSci Astrophysics 2.1
October 2008 - Start writing fiction - Open University
November 2007 •Communicating Effectively - CERN
April 2006 - Certain success: risk-free science communication • British Council
November 2005 • Running a Website • PMA Training
January 2005 • Editing Newsletters and House Journals • PMA Training
Writer and Science Communicator