I can be found doing all sorts of different media work, from presenting live online science shows, to discussing the latest astronomy news on local radio. I’m always interested in exploring new media opportunities, so please do get in touch if you’d like me to get involved with your project.
I am currently one of the presenters (with Alice Fraser) of Stranger Than Sci-Fi, a BBC Radio 4 programme that looks at how science and sci-fi influence each other.
In 2017 I was one of the presenters (with Dr Hannah Critchlow) for the BBC Tomorrow’s World Live series. In this series of three shows that went out live on facebook and youtube, we explored how science and technology is changing the world around us and the impact it may have on our lives. You can watch the first two shows (Move to Mars and My Robot and Me) on the links below:
I appear on national (LBC Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live) and local (BBC Radio Solent, Express FM) radio on a regular basis, providing an expert view on astronomy news stories and promoting upcoming events. I occasionally pop up on BBC South Today and local TV station That’s Solent. I have also appeared on BBC Breakfast and participated in their pilot shows during the move to Salford in 2012.
I am one of the creators, presenters, editors and producers of Seldom Sirius, a seldom serious podcast about astronomy. We released our first episode (mp3) in March 2016 and continue to release episodes on a not-very-regular basis.
From summer 2010 until January 2012 I was responsible for The Jodcast, a bi-monthly podcast produced by astronomers at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. I was part of The Jodcast team from April 2009 until April 2012 and can be heard on most shows as a presenter and/or interviewer during this period. Some highlights include interviewing Professor Brian Cox on the set of the BBC Stargazing Live programme, researching astronomy in 1990 for an April Fool edition and recording on the side of the road in Milan. I also presented three video episodes during this time: the eMerlin Road Trip, A Day in the Life: Conference, and China in Space. In total I presented 57 shows and conducted 32 interviews.