|G50 Peel, The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.|
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
· 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
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 www.robotorchestra.co.uk