Jean-Baptiste Gouyon

Associate professor in Science Communication, UCL

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon is the author of BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough (Palgrave, 2019). He is an Associate Professor in Science Communication at the department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) of University College London (UCL). A historian of science, his research is on the history of the presentation of the sciences in visual media (TV, film, museum) in twentieth-century Britain. Besides his work on the history of wildlife television in Britain, Gouyon publishes on the history of science on TV, and on the history of the Science Museum.
Gouyon holds a maitrise (MSci) in Cell Biology (University of Versailles, 1998), a DEA (MPhil) in Epistemology and History of science and Technology (University of Paris 7, 2000) and PhD in Sociology (University of York, 2009). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of science in Berlin, the University of Kent and the Science Museum, in London. Before working in Academia, Gouyon worked for a few years as a science journalist.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor in Science Communication, UCL

Education

  • 2010 
    University of York, PhD / Sociology

Publications

  • 2019
    BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough, Palgrave Macmillan

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for the History of Science
  • European Society for the History of Science