Associate Trainers

We also bring in associate trainers to help us run special sessions focusing on a particular area of expertise. Our contributing trainers have included:

Jon Turney, Freelance
Jon is a freelance science writer, editor and reviewer, specialising in writing popular science books.
www.jonturney.co.uk

Jonathan Sanderson, StoryCog
A former television producer, Jonathan is Director of StoryCog a communication consultancy, specialising in the use of digital technology.
storycog.com

Toby Murcott, Freelance
Toby is a freelance science writer, working across print and broadcast media. He currently produces programmes for BBC Radio 4, teaches Science Journalism at City University and works with many different organisations to improve the links between science and the media.

Nick Hillier, Academy of Medical Sciences
Nick is Head of Communications and Corporate Events at the Academy of Medical Sciences
www.acmedsci.ac.uk

Savita Custead, Bristol Natural History Consortium
Savita is Chief Executive at the BNHC (Bristol Natural History Consortium).
www.bnhc.org.uk

Ben Valsler, The Naked Scientists
Ben is a producer for The Naked Scientists, a group based within the University of Cambridge, who use radio, live lectures, and podcasts to promote science.
www.thenakedscientists.com

Andy Williams, Cardiff University
Andy is a lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
www.cardiff.ac.uk

Dan Bird, At-Bristol
Dan is the Exhibitions Director at the Science Centre At-Bristol.
www.at-bristol.org.uk

Gina Collins, Cheltenham Festivals
Gina is the Cheltenham Science Festival Manager.
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

Gaz Smith, Visualise/science made simple
Gaz is Stage and Technical Manager for the Visualise theatre show, which is a part of science made simple.
www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk

The Training Group allowed me to more clearly and simply communicate complex scientific terms and concepts in ways which engage the public and the layman.

Lee Burton
PhD Student at the University of Bath’s Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Cohort 2