Experience

My academic and science policy experience:

  • Devising and delivering summer school workshops for the Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience.
  • Teaching National Centre for Research Methods workshop on experimental approaches for social research.
  • Guest Lecturing for the School of Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Guest Lecturing for Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Liverpool.
  • Guest Lecturing for the Combined Honours School at Newcastle University.
  • Teaching & demonstrating for the School of Biology and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.
  • Informal supervision of undergraduate project students & postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering.
  • Local Champion for the Evidence Information Service.
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Student Representative.
  • Student representative on Faculty of Medical Sciences Development Review Group.
  • Student representative on the Newcastle University Researcher Development Coordination Group.
  • First aider, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University.
  • Trained Parliamentary Outreach Trainer (Parliamentary Outreach Office training, 2015)
  • Trustee, Newton’s Apple Foundation.
  • Science Communication and Outreach Activities including science engagement events in secondary schools and the British Science Festival Event, “The Big Society? Interactive Psychology Games”
  • Researcher in the University of Liverpool Biosciences department (2005-2006)

I have peer reviewed publications for:

  • Applied Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Human Nature
  • Journal of Evolutionary Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • PLoS One
  • Social Science & Medicine

I have peer reviewed grant applications for:

  • The Economic and Social Research Council
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering (Ingenious public engagement grant review)

My non-academic work experience has included:

  • Communications Manager (Senior Executive Officer), Department of Health (2008-2010)
  • Director of Newton’s Apple Foundation (2008)
  • Consulting Policy and Project Manager for Newton’s Apple Foundation (2007-2008)
  • Area Fundraising Coordinator for the British Red Cross (2007)
  • Operational Marketing Assistant for the British Red Cross (2007)

Past engagement activities (see home page for current activities):

  • London Evolution Research Network (organising committee member 2008-2009, Brunel University representative 2009-2010)
  • UK coordinator for Yearoutindia, (2006-2010)
  • Committee member for Science Café Wales and also the South Wales Science Alliance (2006-7)
  • Volunteer assistant at the Science Media Centre (2006)
  • Work Experience at BBC Specialist Factual and Learning department (2006)
  • Research Assistant and Public Awareness team leader for Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (2001-2002)
  • Intern for the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary (2001)

Non-scientific and popular science writing experience: