As a result, Dr Emily Grossman held a TEDx talk at UCL titled 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 talk, and was a special guest on the podcast The Guilty Feminist.
Dr Emily Grossman runs workshops and masterclasses 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 was picked as one of 30 women to take part in the BBC Expert Women’s Scheme.
Emily Grossman Speaking Topics
Emily can tailor her speech for your event, conference or school as required.
Her topics include:
– Emotion and Sensitivity, an exploration of what it takes to be a scientist and the value of compassion
– Secrets of Success – the challenges Emily has faced and lessons she has learnt
– Cutting Edge Science Innovation
– Obesity and Weight-Loss
– The abuse of statistics in the media
– The latest developments in regenerative medicine, stem cells and cloning
– Women in Science, Sexism in Science and Online Misogyny
– Weird and Wonderful Science Facts
– The Science behind Sex, Attraction and Arousal
– Your gut, its bacteria and how it affects your mind
– The truth behind climate change and how we can protect the natural world
– Is autism a stigma or a superpower
– Taking control of women’s fertility
Emily Grossman Women in STEM Ambassador
By sharing her personal experience 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.
As a public speaker she has given more than 200 talks on a variety of cutting-edge science topics at over 100 educational establishments and at a variety of live events. She has also been a judge at the Teen Tech Awards, Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition, National Science and Engineering Competition and the Information is Beautiful Awards. In 2019 she was invited to be a member of the Bank of England Expert Advisory Panel who were responsible for selecting to be a face of the new polymer £50 note.
She co-wrote and presented a climate change documentary for BBC Radio 4 and is a writer and consultant for BBC Bitesize The Regenerators. She wrote a column for The Totnes Pulse to educate people around misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, and developed a presentation for young people for the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
Emily Grossman Climate Change Campaigner
Emily is the co-founder of the group Extinction Rebellion Scientists and lead author of their free online guide to the climate and ecological crisis Emergency on Planet Earth.
Dr Emily Grossman has spent recent years raising awareness about the climate and ecological crisis and gives regular talks and interviews about what’s going on our planet and why. She was chosen as a spokesperson for The Mirror’s Climate Issue, spoke on a climate crisis panel at The Royal Society and at The Guardian Live’s first ever event on climate change, interviewed Sadiq Khan for Time Out Magazine, co-wrote and directed a BBC Radio 4 Green Originals documentary on James Hansen (the father of climate change awareness).
In 2020 she gave the opening talk at the Cambridge zero climate change festival and the institute of engineering and technology’s Christmas lecture on climate change. She has made podcasts for Flight Free UK and Cambridge Zero Climate Talks, wrote articles for The Scotsman and Women’s Health Magazine. She is also a member of the scientific advisory board for the Scientists’ Warning Foundation.
Dr Emily Grossman has hosted events for the IET, National Theatre, Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences, The Weizmann Institute UK and University of Western Australia; sat on panels for The British Science Festival, the Jewish Museum, Ovarian Cancer Action, Coram Children’s Charity and Exeter Feminism Society.
She has presented at events all over the globe, from the UK, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Qatar, Greece, Vietnam, Thailand, Romania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Brazil and Cyprus.