I’m head of communications at 10:10. We’re a small climate change charity with a focus on positive, practical action. We do a lot on community energy at the moment. I manage a small team there, and have a fair bit of the project planning responsibility. It’s also my job to lead on engaging new audiences, and plan media and marketing activities. I’ve been in this role for about a year. Before then I worked as a freelance journalist, specializing in science, technology and the environment. Before that, I worked as an academic. I taught part-time at City Journalism School and the Science and Technology Studies department at UCL. I was also head of public engagement at the Science Policy Research Unit at the Uni of Sussex and lecturer in science communication at Imperial College. In my free time, I’m a guide with the London Occupy Tours and active in the Art Not Oil collective. I still do the odd bit of freelance work in science policy and am constantly putting off writing a book on the politics of science. And I knit loads, walk loads, am really into bats, do yoga and go for the occasional run.
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