I am a keen advocate of communicating science and engaging with the public through nontraditional channels:
- My outreach show, ‘A Virus to End Humanity’, was first performed with the Beltane Network’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 and has since brought pandemics to public science venues across the UK. With the audience’s help, we race to understand where a new virus might have come from, whether it could go global, and how we could fight to stay one step ahead. See also the show’s associated teaser, blog interview, and podcast interview. Image © Scott Mooney.
- Audiences occasionally have the “pleasure” of hearing me perform stand-up comedy at Bright Club about disease, transmission and our intimate relationship with animals. Image © Dan Ridley-Ellis.
- In 2015, I collaborated with artists in residency on their works for ‘Transmissions’, part of ASCUS’ ‘Parallel Perspectives‘ exhibition. I worked closely with Robbie Coleman and was featured in Anne Milne’s short film ‘Scientists Under the Microscope’. Image © Diego Almazán.