Fran is most recognised for her playful (and often fiery) demonstrations on the CBBC show Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom, but there is more to her than meets the safety-spectacle wearing eye.
Yes, she presents Science and Engineering television shows, contributes to books and magazines and has won and been nominated for various accolades – Fran is 3 times BAFTA nominated, listed in The Progress 100: London’s most influential people and has been nominated for an International Emmy – but it’s the reason behind why she does all these things that makes her such a passionate and interesting speaker.
Fran is not only an advocate of an excellent end-product, but she also works hard on improving access and the visibility of under-represented groups, particularly women. Driven by the lack of positive female STEM based role-models on children’s TV, Fran set about to change that. And now, 15 years on, she has presented numerous series on Children’s BBC and consulted on many, many more.
She also heads up the demonstration team as the Science Content Producer at the Royal Institution where she plays a pivotal part in the world-famous Christmas Lectures and she runs her own stage production company, Great Scott! Productions which works with well-known brands including Google, Siemens and Raspberry Pi to deliver high-quality science communication. Both these roles give her ample opportunity to seek out and train the next female role models within the STEM fields.
Fran’s infectious passion, coupled with her years of designing science-based stage shows means she delivers brilliantly entertaining and inspiring talks. She instils audiences with confidence, explaining how best to harness the fear of the unknown and make the most of any opportunity.
Fran is expert at distilling complex scientific theories into easily digestible information and she shares her formula for explaining anything to anyone with audiences – allowing them to walk away with the tools to communicate more effectively both at work and in general life.
Fran is also an accomplished awards host and if you wanted to bring an element of fire to your event… she’s your woman.
Here’s the trailer for the Error 404 live show to get a taste of Fran’s stage events:
Education, Entertainment, Innovation, Science