I enjoy communicating science outside of academia and regularly take part in science communication events. I also give workshops on science communication to try and help others spread their research far and wide.
Videos of presentations
Here are videos of some of my presentations over the years, including the Oxford Final of FameLab 2015, Three Minute Thesis Oxford Final 2015, and my attempt at science stand-up at Bright Club.
My Three Minute Thesis talk at the Oxford University final
My FameLab Oxford Final talk about female competition and the use of exaggerated traits.
My Bright Club comedy set - more sex and female aggression
‘Breaking the wall of copulations and combat’ (Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Conference, Berlin, 2015
‘Watching females fight’ (Bright Club Science Comedy Club, Oxford, 2015)
‘Copulations lead to combat’(3MT divisional heat and university final, University of Oxford, 2015)
‘Mating and female aggression’ & ‘Exaggerated traits’ (Oxford FameLab heat and regional final, 2015)
‘How the stalk-eyed flies got their stalks’ (St John’s College SCR/MCR Lecture Supper Series, 2013)
Articles and Blogs
‘Why does semen make female fruit flies more aggressive?’ (Interview, New Scientist, 10 February 2016)
‘Flashcard mob: preparing for a science slam’ (Falling Walls Fragments blog, 28 Oct 2016)
'Falling Walls, flies and being enterprising' (Enterprising Oxford blog, 4 May 2016)
'Having fun with Science Comm!' (Invited Science Communication Workshop, Falling Walls Lab, Berlin, Nov 2016)
'Storytelling in Science' (Webinar, Falling Walls Lab, Berlin, Oct 2016)
Dance Your PhD
I have been a dancer in two Dance your PhD videos over the years, 'Mission Immuno-Possible' and 'Sperm competition between brothers and female choice'. Both got to the final of the competition and 'Sperm competition...' was the overall winner a few years ago.