"Science is not finished until it's communicated," said former UK Chief scientist, Mark Walport. I get a lot of joy from sharing science stories, speaking or emceeing events like The Laborastory, Pint of Science and The Moth, and running outreach programs for kids.
Curious about headless chicken monsters? I led the outreach on a five-week deep-sea science expedition to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on CSIRO's RV Investigator. I hosted live-stream video crosses to 970 students from 28 schools around Australia: 5 to 17 year olds from Tasmania to the Torres Strait. It was brilliant.
I spoke about being a science communicator, on Let's Talk Science Comm, a podcast by Uni of Melbourne's Associate Professor Jen Martin and Dr Michael Wheeler.
I spoke at the Laborastory night on two remarkable artists and scientists from the 1800s: the Scott sisters.
At the Laborastory, I spoke about a man who single-handedly stopped swarms of flies crawling up your nose.