Sir. Mark Walport
Throughout my career in science, I have had the opportunity to develop communication and outreach skills. This includes science communication within the academic community at meetings and conferences, as well as outside of academia. I am constantly reminded of the pressures of climate change on our oceans and the risks to marine ecosystems. My current outreach activities are motivated by a need to highlight hope and the good work that is going on, and how we can use the science of today to mitigate the risks of tomorrow.
I am an active early career researcher and board member of the Norwegian APECs (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) chapter as the Outreach Officer.
To learn more about my communication work, including podcasts, popular science articles, volunteer work with SkypeAScientist, and more, see the links below.
Popular Science Blogs
Conferences & Meetings
Skype A Scientist
Thesis Co-Supervisor for Bachelor Students
Science Peer Mentorship
My teaching philosophy focuses on `learning by doing`. Biology is the ultimately the study of life and the living world around us in all of its messy connections. With any lectures or training sessions my aim is to foster experiential learning. My teaching in academic settings has been through peer mentorship as a teaching assistant during my undergraduate degree (Biology of Fungi), co-supervision of undergraduate thesis work during my MSc, and laboratory training during my PhD.
Skype a Scientist connects scientists with classrooms, libraries, scout groups etc. around the world. The mission statement resonates with my own outlook as a science communicator: make science accessible and fun through personal connections. I volunteer to participate in Q&A sessions, and discuss my work with anyone from kindergarten students to adults. Find me on Skype A Scientist to set up a session (keywords biodiversity, DNA, Polar Science)!