I am a science writer and communicator with a PhD in genetics, ecology and evolution from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Zoology. I currently work as Innovation Officer for the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (UCL) as well as working as a freelance science writer. I believe science communication is an integral part of research, and I am actively involved in projects aimed at disseminating science to the public. I write the science blog, Curious Meerkat and have been published both in print and online (New Scientist, BBC Earth, Nature, ScienceNOW). I am also involved in public engagement of science through the Conservation Hackathon project, Biotweeps, BrightClub, Science Showoff and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, and public speaking.
This year I'm taking part in The Science Showoff Talent Factory, working with a cohort of 14 amazing science performers on some cool new projects and events, with mentoring from some of the UK's top science communicators. If you'd like to book me for an event, drop me an email or tweet me @claireasher.