After studying biological sciences as an undergraduate, I undertook an MSc in science communication at the University of the West of England. Here I realised it was more the social, rather than the technical, aspects of science that interested me. I completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2019 investigating media representations, and public perceptions, of Catholicism and evolution.
I am currently a Research Fellow on the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’ project. The project builds on earlier research in UK and Canada, by seeking to investigate public perception of the relationship between science and (non-)religion, and attitudes towards evolution, in six countries: Argentina, Australia, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka and the USA. On the multidisciplinary project, my primary role is in designing, implementing and analysing a cross-national survey.
I have co-designed and run multiple, innovative science communication and public engagement events, which explored topics including the potential impacts of AI in legal systems, the experience of cancer clinical trials, and volcano disaster planning.