Dr. Emily Grossman

Dr Emily Grossman scientist molecular biologist speaker at Great British Speakers

Internationally acclaimed science writer, public speaker and TV personality, Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. Emily also trained actress and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, educator and writer.

Emily is no stranger to public speaking and held talks at The Hay Festival, The Science Museum, Cheltenham Science Festival, The Royal Society, The British Science Festival, The Emirates Festival of Literature and The Women of the World Festival. She has also made a number of appearances on TV and radio, most predominantly as the resident science expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Her other credits include, Discovery Channel’s How Do They Do It? Sky One’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, BBC2’s Second Opinion and her own science-based YouTube videos in association with BBC Britlab and The Royal Institution.

She has also held talks with a number of schools and produced her first fun science textbook for DKfindout.

Emily is also an advocate for gender equality and came under scrutiny on social media for her views on sexism and diversity in science. As a response, Emily held a TEDx talk at UCL, Why Science Needs People Who Cry. The talk contemplated the value of emotions in science. She also spoke about her own experiences in a Story Collider podcast.

She has since been interviewed in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, and The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine. Emily also featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to discuss her TEDx talk and was a special guest on the podcast, The Guilty Feminist.

Emily runs workshops and master-classes for many universities, organisations and institutions on communication and media skills. She has held classes for The Crick Institute, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Biology and Famelab International. She is also an experienced conference host.

In 2013, Emily took part in the BBC Expert Women’s Scheme. She was selected as one of 30 women from a pool of over 2000 applicant.

By sharing her personal experiences as a woman in STEM, Emily hopes to engage more people in the fascinating world of science, to change the perception of what it is to be a scientist and to inspire more people, especially girls, to study science.

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