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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Dan Bird, At-Bristol
Dan is the Exhibitions Director at the Science Centre At-Bristol.

Gina Collins, Cheltenham Festivals
Gina is the Cheltenham Science Festival Manager.

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.

I was very impressed by the way Ben and David exemplified for the group the skills they were helping us to develop and communicated a wealth of valuable practical tips in a short time; it was a refreshing encounter with talented professionals as well as a learning experience.

Professor Eve Rosenhaft
Professor of German Historical Studies at the University of Liverpool; Attendee at Researchers in Residence training