Public engagement and outreach

Bright Club & Science Showoff

An 8 minute stand-up comedy routine about my academic research and experiences as a PhD student.

I have performed at:

Why aren’t all penguins criminals?

An outreach initiative funded by UCL CoMPLEX and UCL Widening Participation. A lesson plan and competition aimed at explaining mathematical modelling to 13–14 year olds based on a game theoretic model of criminal penguins. I was part of the team who developed the project; I now jointly lead the project. Over three years, over 190 lesson packs have been sent free of charge to schools.

We demonstrated this project in a workshop at the London Festival of Education 2015.

I have run modified versions of the material at:

Pimp My Medicine

Exploring personalised medicine using craft materials. I helped implement and run this activity at the Francis Crick Institute’s Science Museum Late, 02/2014.

Francis Crick Institute science/art workshops

I have assisted with individual sessions within primary schools for the Francis Crick Institute’s Winter Workshops:

I have assisted with individual sessions at festivals for other Science/Art workshops:

I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here

Answering pupils’ science questions in online chats. I took part in the Lead Zone in the June 2016 event.

Science busking

Performing brief science demonstrations in public spaces.

I have represented the Francis Crick Institute at:

I have represented University College London at:

I have represented the MRC for the MRC Centenary, 06/2013.

I have performed with Maths Busking at:

Careers talks


I was interviewed for the December 2012 issue of the Francis Crick Institute’s community newsletter: