SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Dr Erinma Ochu
Dr Erinma Ochu
postal addressG50 Peel, The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.
telephone07871 030515
website address
Key Memberships
From July 2016 to present.
Profile Summary

My creative praxis explores the harmonies, tensions and contradictions between nature, science, technology and culture. Collaborating with scientists, artists, designers, curators and activists, I co-create participatory experiments and immersive experiences to stimulate debate, multi-modal inquiry and action around global challenges.

I am interested in what we might learn from past social movements, such as the US civil rights movement, to unearth hidden pioneers and evolve 21st century identities to address climate injustice and colonial legacies. Specifically I am interested in the role of the science communicator in the face of social and environmental crises.


Research Methods, Creativity, Innovation, Participation, Learning, Science Communication, Citizen Science, Art-Science, Anthropocene, Technosphere

Key Qualifications

·      1999 PhD Applied Neuroscience, University of Manchester

·      1995 BSc Hons, Biological Sciences, University of Manchester




·      2017 Manchester International Festival – Jerwood Fellowship

·      2013 - 2015 Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship

·      2001 – 2003 Sci-Art NESTA Fellowship


Key Projects

2016 Co-I; Moments of Truth

The Royal Exchange, The University of Manchester, University of Salford. ESRC


2015 Co-I; The Manchester recycled Robot Orchestra


Key Projects
British Council, 828.00.
Principal Investigator: A Miah (50%). Co-Investigator: E Ochu (50%).