Science Communication

It may be no surprise to you all that I like to write about the science I do in order to raise awareness of it's worth. I also blog to inform the general public and lay people about science in general, with a few opinion pieces based on my own knowledge and experience. Below is a list of some of these blogs and other pieces I have authored that aren't hosted by any of the sites in the 'Science Communication' sidebar.

Student Newspapers

During my Master's Degree I got involved with writing articles about conservation for the student newspaper, Felix. These articles were a mix of success stories as well as conservation efforts that the average reader may not be aware of. This weekly column was called 'Connect with Conservation' for obvious reasons and thanks to the wonders of the digital age, you can find all of my articles at the link below. Since starting my PhD I've been writing a similar column for InQuire, again which is linked below.

Felix Logo InQuire

Blog Posts


The Herpetological Society of Ireland - Photographic Diary: Borneo Field Trip


Chytrid Crisis - Tracking Chytrid in Madagascar

Gecko Time - Stories on the Geckos of Mount Kinabalu

A Herpetologist's Adventures in Borneo (video)


The Biochemist Blog - Venom: killer but also a potential cure


Another way I like to engage interested parties in my research is by presenting a number of talks on various aspects or projects, that I feel they would find interesting. This also includes speaking at conferences and updating the scientific community with advances in my research (with more information on my Research page). Below is a list of the talks I've presented to both scientific audiences and non-scientific ones:

11th February 2016 - Midwife toads in Cambridge (Anglia Ruskin Wildlife Society)

23rd November 2017 - Amphibian conservation and midwife toads in Cambridge (Cambridge Conservation Forum)

2nd December 2017 - Investigating the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a non-native species (Joint Scientific Meeting, Bournemouth)

4th February 2018 - Investigating the presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a non-native species (Herpetofauna Workers Meeting, Northampton)

19th April 2018 - Investigating Chytrid Fungus (University of Southampton Herpetological Society)

Talk posters

ARU Wildife Society Talk Cambrdge Natural Histoyrt Society Talk ARU Wildife Society Talk