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Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Edinburgh Napier University

An Associate Professor and internationally recognised expertise in interdisciplinary studies and science communication. My research involves using poetry and games to engender meaningful dialogue between scientists and society. I have an MA in Higher Education and am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with over 60 publications and a h-index of 18. I am also a poet, game designer, Chief Executive Editor of Geoscience Communication and founder of the poetry journal Consilience.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Academic Practice , Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2020–2021
    Senior Lecturer in Science Communication , The University of Western Australia
  • 2014–2020
    Senior Lecturer in Science Communication , Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2016 
    Manchester Metropolitan University, MA
  • 2010 
    The University of Leicester, PhD
  • 2006 
    The University of Leicester, MPhys