Dr. Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Triple First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She also trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster and educator; teaching maths and sciences at all academic levels and explaining science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes and at live events. She is also a passionate advocate for gender equality in science.
In June, Emily took part in a debate on Sky News regarding the controversial Tim Hunt story on gender equality in science. Her appearance prompted a barrage of sexist and misogynistic comments on YouTube and Twitter, documented here in this blog: http://www.endmisogyny.org/solidarity-with-dr-emily-grossman/
Emily is the resident science expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show and a member of the panel of experts for Sky1's celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, hosted by Lee Mack. She has appeared as a science expert on ITV's This Morning, Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, Sky News, BBC1's The One Show, and London Live’s Not the One Show, and she has been interviewed on Radio 4’s Last Word, Radio 5 live’s Daily Bacon, BBC World Service’s Newshour and LBC Radio. She is also a regular guest on the Guardian Science Weekly podcast and is the voice of Oxford University Press’s online resource, MyMaths.
Emily has hosted events, chaired discussions and given talks for The Royal Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences, The Royal College of Physicians, The Royal Institution, The Royal Statistical Society, the Maths Hubs Annual Conference, Cheltenham Science Festival and the Women of the World Festival. She has performed at Science Showoff at the Bloomsbury Theatre and has given talks and run workshops in many schools.
Emily is also a freelance communication and media skills trainer, a trainer for the Famelab International Science Communication Competition, and a judge for the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition.