Born in Surrey in 1978, I developed a passion for science as a child largely due to a love of science fiction such as Dr Who and Star Wars.
I have also always enjoyed acting, doing LAMDA exams and studying A-level Theatre Studies alongside Physics, Maths and Chemistry, after which I did an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics, then a PhD in Cosmology.
Being a science presenter allows me to combine my passion for science with my love of being on stage. I now deliver science shows, lectures and workshops at schools, science festivals and other events both across the UK and internationally, bringing science to a wide audience in an engaging, entertaining and inspiring way.
My major hobbies are reading science fiction and fantasy, live roleplaying, skiing, yoga, and playing the folk harp, though I have been known to dabble in a wide variety of passtimes including martial arts, ice skating, horse riding, falconry and fire breathing.