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Greg is an award-winning Science Presenter & Producer,

writing, hosting & producing science content on TV, Radio, YouTube, Podcast, & Stage for 15+ years;

 

from investigative documentaries on TV & Podcasts,

to entertaining live shows for families on YouTube,

eye-catching experiments on live TV,

and engaging keynotes & spectacular science shows on stages around the world.

A scientist by training (first class degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University), Greg is also Creative Director of digital-first production studio sciencemedia.studio and a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow.

 
Science Broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and multiple BBC TV series on BBC World News, BBC Three, & BBC Worldwide:
BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

In his BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’, Greg investigates bold marketing claims and separates fact from fad. Across 2 series & specials Greg has looked into Kombucha, Sports Tape, CBD, Teeth Whitening & much more.

BBC World News

BBC World News

On the BBC World News TV series 'Follow The Food' Greg met world leaders, entrepreneurs and farmers to explore the future of food. As the Europe Correspondent he reported on novel solutions to feed the potential 10b people on the planet by 2050. The series airs in over 200 countries.

BBC Three & BBC Worldwide

BBC Three & BBC Worldwide

Greg has presented multiple other TV series for the BBC incl BBC Three’s first science show, 'Secrets Of The Universe', which turned into the series ‘The Secrets of Everything’, and also BBC Worldwide’s ‘Factomania’ which plays into 50+ countries.

 
Presenter & Producer of multiple successful science Podcasts in the UK and the US:
Which? Investigates

Which? Investigates

Greg writes, produces & hosts this new podcast from 'Which?' investigating promising claims you see on products, in the press, or shared on social media. The first season focusses on claims of 'sustainability' and Greg seperates genuine eco-effect from green-washing. The podcast reached & stayed at #1 in Apple's Documentaries chart.

Surprisingly Brilliant

Surprisingly Brilliant

Greg writes and co-presents the successful podcast ‘Surprisingly Brilliant’ that tells the unknown, inspiring and down-right bizarre stories from science history. It’s a Seeker and iHeartRadio production and reached #2 in the US iTunes Science Chart. Season 2 is currently going out - take a listen!

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

The BBC Radio 4 series (above) is also released as extended podcasts that reached #5 in the iTunes main charts.

 
Over 40 million YouTube views across BBC Earth, Let's Go Live, clients' channels, and his own channel.
Let's Go Live with Maddie & Greg

Let's Go Live with Maddie & Greg

During lockdown Greg launched a daily family science show on YouTube called ‘Let’s Go Live’ with fellow Presenter & YouTuber Maddie Moate. Together they wrote, shot, produced & presented 85+ live half hour shows from their spare room, each packed with fun, facts and family activities. The shows have had over 2.5 million plays and built a really engaged and loyal community.

Science Adventure vlogs

Science Adventure vlogs

Greg works with scientists around the world to share their stories. The vlog of his dive down to 1000ft in the deep ocean went viral and has over 4 million views on his own channel. Click below to watch.

BBC Earth Lab

BBC Earth Lab

For over 5 years Greg wrote, directed & hosted weekly videos on BBC Earth’s YouTube channel ‘BBC Earth Lab’. On the channel - which now has over 1 million subscribers - Greg answered curious questions such as ‘How Do Plane Toilets Work?’ (1.5 million views), ‘What Does LSD Do To Your Brain?’ (2.2M) & ‘How Do You Transplant a Human Head?’ (1.8M).

AXA Research Files

AXA Research Files

In his two successful YouTube series with The AXA Research Fund Greg travelled the world to meet scientists doing brilliant, cutting-edge work and tell their stories. Episodes include chasing volcanic eruptions in Japan, discovering how tardigrades could help with organ transplants, and learning that our phones could be the cause of violent earthquakes.

Blue Planet 2

Blue Planet 2

Greg was invited to cover the US premier of Blue Planet 2 out in Miama. Whilst there he also made films about the high-tech submersibles and the state of the art research vessel. He also worked with the BP2 digital team presenting an investigation into the amount of plastic we eat.

First ever YouTube Course on Science Communication

First ever YouTube Course on Science Communication

Greg wrote, produced & hosted the first ever YouTube Course on Science Communication, supported by Google. Over a series of 10 videos Greg introduces tips & techniques to help you talk with the public about anything from the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. The course has a focus on helping practising scientists communicate their work with non-experts, but he wrote it to also be useful to anyone interested in science communication.

 
Keynote Speaker giving talks on his science adventures to over 50,000+ adults, children, & families:
Deep Ocean Lab

Deep Ocean Lab

Greg was invited by a scientific research charity to spend a month onboard their research vessel filming, editing & sharing their story on social media. This talk tells their story, including Greg’s dive to 1000ft in the deep ocean to help document our most critical, yet least explored, ecosystem. Click below for more info or CONTACT Greg to book.

Everest Lab

Everest Lab

Greg trekked up into the cold, thin air of Everest Base Camp with a group of medics from UCL, sharing their story through videos and articles for The Guardian, Newsround, and many others. This talk is on how their work turned our ideas about intensive care medicine upside-down and tells of Greg's adventure up into the Himalayas. Click below for more info or CONTACT Greg to book.

The Future Of Food

The Future Of Food

This talk explores the latest science & agritech Greg discovered while filming a series for BBC World News TV that explored how we might be able to feed the potential 10 billion people on the planet by 2050. Come explore a menu of drought-tolerant rice, longer-lasting bananas, and lab-grown burgers. Click below for more info or CONTACT Greg to book.

 
Eye-catching experiments on live TV (incl Blue Peter) & spectacular science demos on stage (incl Hammersmith Apollo)
Blue Peter

Blue Peter

Greg has been a regular on Blue Peter for over 5 years, regularly going into the studio to inspire & entertain with eye-catching experiments that answer questions including ‘Why are tennis balls fluffy?’, ‘What shape is a raindrop?’, ‘Why are chillies hot?’ Click below to watch some:

Hammersmith Apollo w Brian Cox

Hammersmith Apollo w Brian Cox

Greg has joined Brian Cox & Robin Ince on-stage at Hammersmith Apollo as part of their big December shows for many years. From working out the maths to make a bowling ball do a loop the loop, to showing ‘how fat do you need to be to stop a speeding bullet?’, to ‘The 12 Demos Of Christmas’, each in front of 3,500 people.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

Greg was a regular on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch for over 4 years, going in to join Tim & Simon and talk about the science behind the week's news - from the World Cup, to music festivals, David Blaine, and comets.

International Shows

International Shows

Greg has produced and presented multiple large-scale spectacular science shows in theatres around the world.

Nationwide Theatre Tour

Nationwide Theatre Tour

Greg's first nationwide theatre show took him all over the UK performing demos to thousands of children & adults. Using big demos on stage Greg uncovered how fat you have to be to stop a bullet, why beans make you fart, and are we alone in the universe? He also collected and answered the audience's most curious questions live.

 
International Event Host for Raspberry Pi, Engineering UK, BBC, FameLab, the Olympics, and more:
Big Bang Fair Awards

Big Bang Fair Awards

Greg has hosted the National Science & Engineering Competition / Big Bang Fair Awards at the Birmingham NEC for many years. Not only does he host the Awards to a packed audience of 1000+, welcoming on pupils who have designed & built superb science & engineering projects, a raft of celebrities and CEOs of exciting tech companies, he also hosts the conference’s social media for the competition & fair. Click the link for a fun video of behind the scenes & on-stage footage.

Olympics & Paralympics

Olympics & Paralympics

Way back in 2012 Greg hosted a series of sports events at the Olympics & Paralympics. For the Beach Volleyball it was Greg's job to entertain a crowd of 15,000 fans (while wearing the questionable outfit he was given...)

Coolest Projects LA

Coolest Projects LA

After the success of his hosting job at the inaugural Coolest Projects UK event at the Olympic Park, London, Greg was invited to LA to host Coolest Projects North America. He then returned and hosted both again the next year. Coolest Projects is a Raspberry Pi supported competition at 'the world leading technology fair for young people.

Greg Foot - on stage - balloon demo when

Greg Foot - on stage - balloon demo when

As he often does for hosting jobs, this is Greg bringing along a curious contraption to capture the attention at the Famelab Academy Final. Greg has hosted the final of his science communication competition for pupils for three years.

Having fun on stage

Having fun on stage

Greg always brings his humour and fun to a hosting job - at The Big Bang Fair Awards 2018 he borrowed one of the half-time performer's hover-boards for his entrance onto stage...

Science Communication Trainer & Coach (incl for The Royal Society, Francis Crick Institute, and others worldwide):
 
One-On-One Coaching

One-On-One Coaching

Greg offers one-on-one personal science communication coaching sessions, giving bespoke, specific project-based creative guidance, editorial feedback & strategy development and scicomm career mentoring. Click more to book.

Public Engagement Training

Public Engagement Training

Greg has provided the Public Engagement training for all the PhD students at the Francis Crick Institute for many years. He also runs a Media Training module for the Royal Society and has given bespoke science communication training for many clients worldwide. Get in touch to discuss.

 

Get In Touch

If you'd like to chat to Greg about a YouTube or TV project, giving an inspiring talk in your school, delivering a keynote at your event, hosting an awards ceremony, doing some consultancy on your science story, or running a workshop or one to one coaching just drop us a message:

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