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About me

First British person to dive more than 5000 metres (3.1 miles) deep in the ocean, and member of the team that made the first dives by human-occupied vehicles to 1000 metres (0.62 miles) deep in the Antarctic.

I'm an award-winning communicator, writer, & educator, and co-founder of a company that trains scientists in how to share their research with wider public audiences.

As a marine biologist, my research explores life in the ocean depths that cover most of our world, where I have led expeditions discovering new species of deep-sea animals.

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what i do

Co-founder of SciConnect Ltd, providing training
in communication and media skills for scientists

 

Scientific Consultant for BBC Natural History Unit Blue Planet 2
(in production for 2017 broadcast)

Associate Professor of Marine Ecology (part-time)
Ocean & Earth Science, Waterfront Campus


 

Freelance science writer, e.g. published in The Guardian, Nature, New Scientist;
former Reporter and Assistant News Editor at New Scientist magazine