Historian of Science

Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Keywords: public engagement; science communication; media framing; public understanding of science;

I am a historian of popular science and a science and technology studies scholar, who is most at home exploring the intersections of the environment, the media and science. I have a diverse range of research interests including subjects such as belief/trust in science, community memory of extreme weather, media coverage of climate change, and the history of science and religion on television. My most recent research and publications explore the history of how popular broadcast media in the UK has communicated evolutionary science.

Alongside working on the history strand of the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’ project, I am a Co-Primary Investigator on the ‘International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society’ project.

In addition to my role at Birmingham, I am currently the History of Science Section Recorder for the British Science Association of the President of International Commission for the History of Meteorology.

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