Meet the team

Connecting science and society

We believe that science should be communicated in an understandable, enjoyable, and accessible format. We want to help bridge the communication gap between scientists and the public.

The majority of research is funded by taxpayers, so it is important that everyone has the opportunity to understand and participate in science. Scientia is a science communication publication that aims to complement traditional scholarly publishing.

We use a new, easy-to-understand language to help researchers communicate their research to a wider audience. We also help researchers establish future research collaborations and develop direct stakeholder participation.

We are different from traditional science publishing and other forms of “outreach” publishing. We have a network of over 200 science communication specialists who can write, design, publish, and disseminate your work.

Meet the people who help us communicate science to the world:

Kerri Agnew| Writer

Kerri holds a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, and has worked on a mix of academic research and policy-related projects. She has since been working as a science journalist alongside her postdoctoral research in economics. Her particular research interests include economic geography, applied economics, and spatial data.

Judith Akande-Fafian | Writer

Judith holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London (UCL), and has extensive experience in the field of pharmacology, oncology and public health. Alongside her work as a science writer, she has recently been working as characterisation scientist within the pharmaceutical industry. Her interests are in epidemiology and rare diseases. 

Thomas Anderson| Publication Manager

Thomas has 10 years’ experience in business communication and marketing, recently specialising in scholarly communication for the digital world. He strives to make science accessible to all and help facilitate new conversations both inside and outside of the scientific arena. Thomas identifies and coordinates with potential topics to bring the best science to Scientia readers.

Tyler Berrigan | Writer

Tyler has diverse experience as an analytical chemist, a high-school science teacher, and a writer. Alongside his current role as a teacher, Tyler also works as a science communicator, specialising in making science accessible and down-to-earth, especially for kids and teens.

Mark Braham | Writer

Mark Braham graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Health Promotion and Education from Manchester University, following a BSc (Hons) in Biological and Biochemical Sciences. He has worked as a Public Health Specialist for over 25 years, most recently as a Strategic Commissioner, and has particular interest in behavior change theory, tobacco control and obesity.

Catherine Deeprose | Editor-in-Chief

Catherine has a PhD in Psychology from Sheffield University and is an experienced science editor and writer. She oversees all editions of Scientia and is passionate about science and communicating science to others. She believes that by bridging the gap between science and society, we can drive forward progress and policy in an inclusive and ethical way.

Ingrid Fadelli | Writer

Ingrid is a science journalist with a BSc in psychology and an MA in international journalism from City, University of London. She has written articles for several publications, including Scientia, ITPro, Alphr, Research Features, the E&T Magazine, TechXplore, and MedicalXpress. Her interests include psychology, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

Kelleigh Greene | Writer

Kelleigh earned her MSc in Entomology from Harper Adams University, and was awarded the Royal Entomological Society prize for academic achievement on this degree. She is currently an ecology PhD candidate at the Open University. She has completed courses in Science Communication and is especially passionate about citizen science, entomology, zoology and pest management.

John Didsbury | North America Analyst

John has a background in communication sciences and journalism and has more than 15 years of experience in science communication. He has developed and supported various publications and platforms in English, French and German and has managed Scientia’s North American channel since 2018. His interests include literature and linguistic studies, cross-cultural communication and sustainable travel.

Lynne Holmes | Writer

Lynne holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Immunology from Strathclyde University, and has over two decades of experience in academic research and senior commercial roles. During her career, Lynne has worked across a broad range of scientific answers medical topics, and she has a passion for making complex science accessible to everyone.

Mimi Jones| Design Manager

Mimi has a first-class degree in Visual Communications and specialises in design layout and structure. She boasts 10 years of experience as a scientific design consultant, helping to visually support technical subjects with thought provoking imagery to leave a lasting impression and a greater understanding. Throughout Mimi’s career, she has provided valuable experience to the scientific and education fields in bringing text to life through design and innovation.

Ruth Kirk | Writer

Ruth holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia. She has experience in communicating science to a wide range of audiences. As a geologist, Ruth has spent much time in both the laboratory and out in the field, and her particular interests include palaeoclimatology and isotopic geochemistry.

Elena Matsa | Writer

Elena Matsa holds a PhD in Stem Cell Biology from the University of Nottingham, and postdoctoral training in Cardiovascular Disease from Stanford University. She has expertise in biomedical research, both in academic and industry settings. She recently acquired a certificate in Scientific Writing, and has been working as a freelance writer specialising in cell biology, molecular genetics, and disease modeling.

Mike Taylor| Publication Manager

Mike has over 15 years’ experience in business management, with 5 of those years specialising in journal management. He is passionate to advance scholarly publishing and make science more open, accessible and reusable. Mike is responsible for developing the highest quality content for Scientia audiences. He co-ordinates with authors, institutes, and editorial members, and assists the Editor-in-Chief with the overall administration of our publication.

Stephanie Rose | Writer

Stephanie holds an MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology and a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Stirling. She has previous experience in academic research and currently works as a freelance writer with a focus on science communication. Her areas of interest include marine ecology, ecotoxicology, and aquatic disease.

 Sophie Ramuz | Writer

Sophie holds an MSc in Geographic Information Systems from Ulster University and a BSc in Plant Science from The Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. She also has a degree in Philosophy and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. Her main interests are ecology, soil science and the environment. She is passionate about science communication and access to knowledge for everyone.

Sarah Wilkinson| Writer

Sarah holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham and has more than ten years of experience in science communication. She has worked in roles in the forestry, conservation, agriculture and engineering sectors. Her particular interests include sustainable food production, biodiversity and ecosystem function. 

Anoushka Jones| Publication Manager

Anoushka is a science communicator with vast journalism and marketing experience. She believes that science is essential for understanding the world and making informed decisions, and she is passionate about sharing it with a diverse audience. Anoushka is committed to making scientific knowledge accessible to everyone.

 Ludka Kucikova | Writer

Ludka holds a MScR in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen. She is currently working towards her PhD on the early identification of dementia from neuroimaging. Ludka is very passionate about science communication on social media where she talks about brain, behaviour, and using artificial intelligence in medical research.

 Luisa Postlethwaite | Writer

Luisa holds a Masters of Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice from the University of Bath. She has many years of experience within the NHS and currently works as a science teacher and writer. Her interests include anti-infectives and eldercare medicine.

Richard Barron | Writer

Richard has a broad scientific background in physical chemistry and physics and gained his PhD in Translational Quantum Technology at the University of Birmingham. Richard’s interests lie in communicating cutting edge quantum technology developments to both public and industrial audiences to help demystify the field.