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About

Greg is an award-winning TV & Radio Science Presenter & Producer, 
popular Keynote Speaker, experienced Events Host, long-time YouTuber,

and... hybrid athlete?!
 

If you're looking for him he'll likely be investigating the bold marketing claims
of a trending 'wonder product' for his popular BBC Radio 4 show & podcast
"Sliced Bread", or sharing consumer tips about those on BBC Morning Live.

 

If not, then he may be off on another science adventure to incredible labs
around the world
(he recently returned from the Amazon Rainforest), or
- most likely - he'll be competing in a hybrid fitness race (he recently won
Silver at the HYROX European Championships!)

 

Greg has been making science content on TV, Radio, YouTube, Podcast,
& Stage for close to 20 years (gulp!):

 

> from investigative documentaries on TV, Radio & Podcasts,

> to ambitious interactive live shows for families on YouTube,

> to eye-catching experiments on live TV,

> and engaging keynotes & spectacular science shows

A scientist by training (first class degree in Natural Sciences from
Cambridge University
), Greg regularly provides Science Communication
training
and hosts multiple awards & STEM conferences. He is also
the
Creative Director of digital-first production studio sciencemedia.studio

and an Emeritus Public Engagement Fellow for The Wellcome Trust.

on TV

on TV

Greg is a Science Presenter & Expert Guest on multiple TV series on BBC One, BBC Three, and BBC Worldwide:
BBC Morning Live 2022-2024

BBC Morning Live 2022-2024

Greg is a regular on BBC Morning Live, delivering both live and pre-recorded consumer science items covering products from smart thermostats to sunglasses, mosquito repellants to pots & pans

Follow The Food 2019-2020

Follow The Food 2019-2020

Greg was the European Reporter for the first two series of this BBC World News show that explores where our food comes from and how that might change in the near future with new technologies and innovative ways of farming. Greg’s items included the small robots replacing tractors, gene edited bananas, and interviewing the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome, Italy.

BBC Live Lessons 2017-2019

BBC Live Lessons 2017-2019

Greg has hosted, and been the science expert, on multiple Live Lessons from the BBC. Always a lot of fun, whether he’s riding a fire extinguisher powered go kart at McLaren, finding the camera around the butt of a rogue camel, or making a comet in the studio! Click below to watch:

Sunday Brunch 2012-2019

Sunday Brunch 2012-2019

Greg was a regular on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch for 4+ years, often taking in demos to bring alive the science behind the week's news - from the World Cup, to music festivals, to passing comets! Click to watch some:

Blue Peter 2004-2017

Blue Peter 2004-2017

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

Factomania 2014

Factomania 2014

This series from BBC Worldwide sold into more than 55 countries. A combination of studio and on-location, featuring big science stunts, try at home demos, and fun animations, Greg and team answered popular science questions. Click below to watch:

Gadget Testers 2013

Gadget Testers 2013

Greg co-hosted this pilot for BBC America, testing the latest gadgets with the Gizmodo team, street luging & sumo wrestling to test action cams, hoovering the Baldwin Hills steps in LA to test vacuum cleaners, and jumping out of a plane to test camera zooms!

Secrets of Everything 2012

Secrets of Everything 2012

Greg was buried alive, frozen, and shot for this BBC Three series! Commissioned following the success of Secrets Of The Universe, the magazine show used science stunts to answer questions like ‘What do you humans taste of?’, Could you survive in a falling lift if you jumped at the last minute?’ & ‘Can you dig to Australia’. Click below to watch:

Secrets Of The Universe 2010

Secrets Of The Universe 2010

In BBC Three’s first science show Greg brought alive the 13.7 billion year journey of us with big science stunts - from playing a guitar at 60 mph to demo Doppler Shift, surfing the Severn Bore, to using a microwave to calculate the speed of light, to exploding a watermelon in super slow-motion to explore the Big Bang. Click below to watch:

Human Guinea Pig 2010

Human Guinea Pig 2010

For a new show on Bravo, Greg challenged Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson to take 1 million volts of electricity to the head… Using science stunts Greg showed it was possible, but would Gavin take the challenge, or would he pass it over to Greg? Click below to watch:

Know It Alls 2009

Know It Alls 2009

Greg was the Science & Tech expert on the BBC2 quiz show ‘Know It Alls’ hosted by Gyles Brandreth. Click below to watch:

Whizz Whizz Bang Bang 2007

Whizz Whizz Bang Bang 2007

This BBC1 kids show was Greg’s first TV series and saw him bringing kids’ invention ideas to life, from a hover scooter to an air guitar, an underwater car to a jet engine bed! Click below to watch:

on Radio & Podcast
Greg is the Presenter & Producer of a popular BBC Radio 4 show & multiple successful science podcasts in the UK & US:

on Radio & Podcast

Sliced Bread 2019-2024

Sliced Bread 2019-2024

Greg's popular weekly BBC Radio 4 series 'Sliced Bread' continues to investigate ad-hyped wonder-products & trending fads promising to make us healthier, happier & greener. From air fryers to shampoo, personalised vitamin plans to running shoes, Greg finds out if the latest 'wonder products' really are 'the best thing since sliced bread' or marketing BS. The podcast has had over 15 million downloads & is regularly in the Top10 Health & Fitness podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

Surprisingly Brilliant 2020-2021

Surprisingly Brilliant 2020-2021

Greg wrote, co-presented, & co-exec'd the science history podcast ‘Surprisingly Brilliant’ that told unknown, inspiring stories of people and ideas from science history. There were 30 brilliant episodes across 2 successful series, with the show reaching #2 in the US iTunes Science Chart. Sadly when Seeker was bought out by Vox all podcasts were cancelled.

Which? Investigates 2021

Which? Investigates 2021

Greg wrote, produced & hosted 2 series of this investigative podcast for consumer group 'Which?'. In Season 1 he looked into claims of 'sustainability', & in Season 2 investigated concerns over tech & security. The podcast reached & stayed at #1 in Apple's Documentaries chart for multiple weeks.

on YouTube

on YouTube

Greg has had over 50 million YouTube views on science videos he has written, produced & hosted:
Science Adventure vlogs

Science Adventure vlogs

Greg travels the world on 'science adventures', joining researchers doing inspiring work in amazing places, and sharing their stories in engaging social content and keynote talks. The vlog of his dive down to 1000ft in the deep ocean went viral and has had over 6 million views on his own YouTube 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 well 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).

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, each packed with fun, facts and family activities. The shows had over 2.5 million plays, built a really engaged and wonderful loyal community, and won "Best Kids Channel" by Kidscreen in 2022

Live Mission Briefing: Webb Space Telescope

Live Mission Briefing: Webb Space Telescope

In partnership with the UK Space Agency & STFC this live, interactive family mission briefing on the Webb Space Telescope was produced & directed by Greg and his company 'Science Media Studio'

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 on other videos & social assets for the launch.

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, Greg made a series of 10 videos that introduce tips & techniques to help anyone 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 Greg wrote it to also be useful to anyone interested in science communication.

Science Adventure Talks
Greg is a very experienced Keynote Speaker, giving talks on his science adventures to incredible labs around the world
to over 50,000+ adults, children, & families:

Science Adventure Talks

School & Event Talks

School & Event Talks

Greg has been giving inspiring, engaging talks in schools, at science festivals, and as headline keynotes at international events, for over 15 years. He has 3 'science adventure' talks that tell the stories of his trips to meet scientists around the world doing incredible research deep in the ocean, high in the Himalayas, and up in the rainforest canopy. Scroll right for more info on those, plus his other talks & keynotes.

Deep Ocean Lab

Deep Ocean Lab

What happens as you dive further and further into the deep, dark ocean? This talk tells the story of Greg's scientific adventure to the deep. With stunning videos, Greg will introduce you to the researchers using high-tech submersibles to dive down an amazing 1000ft into the Twilight Zone. Greg will explain the importance of our oceans, and - thanks to his work with the Blue Planet II team - uncover the effect we’re having on them. You’ll also meet a creature from the deep! Click below to book!

Rainforest Lab

Rainforest Lab

Last Summer Greg went on an incredible science adventure into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. While dangling 50m up in a tree, Greg shared the researchers' work on social media. On his return he wrote a new keynote that uses stunning videos to introduce the cutting-edge conservation biology research being done at The Tambopata Research Centre - from bioacoustic surveys using AI to identify monkeys, to aerobotany using drones to map flowering Brazil nut trees. Click below to book!

Everest Lab

Everest Lab

This talk tells the story of Greg's trek up into the cold, thin air of Everest Base Camp with a group of medics from UCLH. On the science adventure, Greg shared their research through videos & articles for The Guardian, Newsround, and many others. This talk tells the story of what happens when you climb higher and higher, and how the medics' research turned our ideas about intensive care medicine upside-down. Click below to enquire about a booking!

The Future Of Food

The Future Of Food

Greg also offers this talk that looks at how we could feed the 10 billion people potentially crowding our planet by 2050?. Based on a BBC TV series Greg hosted that explored exactly this, Greg explores the latest science & agritech and uncovers a menu of drought-tolerant rice, longer-lasting bananas, and lab-grown burgers. Click below to book:

Keynotes around the world

Keynotes around the world

Greg is often invited to give talks at events around the world. He recently gave the opening Keynote - on 'Storytelling in Science' - at an international Learning conference, and was invited to talk about how to make science content engaging at Expo 2020 (in 2022).

Archive: In The Zone*

Archive: In The Zone*

An interactive, action-packed live science show that explored the physiology & sports engineering that make an Olympic & Paralympic athlete a champion. How does Usain Bolt unleash such explosive energy? How are Paula Radcliffe’s muscles perfectly suited to marathon running? Why are some cycle helmets pointed? Part of Wellcome Trust's In the Zone project, Greg launched the project with a head-to-head challenge with Sir Steve Redgrave. Greg lost. Unsurprisingly. [*not currently available]

Spectacular Science Shows

Spectacular Science Shows

Greg has performed big science demos on stages around the world - inc Hammersmith Apollo & the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:
International Theatre Shows

International Theatre Shows

Greg has produced and presented multiple large-scale spectacular science shows in theatres around the world. If you'd like a large-scale, spectacular science show for your event do get in touch:

Hammersmith Apollo 2014-2018

Hammersmith Apollo 2014-2018

Greg 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 some curious illusions, to ‘The 12 Demos Of Christmas’, each performance in front of 3,500 people! Click below to watch the bowling ball loop the loop!

Extreme Sports Battle 2012-2019

Extreme Sports Battle 2012-2019

For many years Greg teamed up former British Champion Trials Rider & Top Gear Live regular Andrei Burton (& his team of Red Bull athletes) to deliver this adrenaline-fuelled live stunt show that uncovered the science & tech behind extreme sports using acrobatic free-runners and back-flipping bike riders.

The Wonder Games 2021-2022

The Wonder Games 2021-2022

This interactive, family theatre show, filled with fun, facts, and supersized games played to sold-out crowds inside the Udderbelly - the upside-down purple cow - at the London Wonderground in 2021 & Edinburgh Festival in 2022.

Concert with BBC SSO 2017

Concert with BBC SSO 2017

A dream project that combined Greg's love of science and music! Working with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Greg wrote & hosted "Music, The Universe and Everything" - a live, interactive concert that explored everything from the inner workings of our ears, to the bigger workings of the solar system! With the 70 piece orchestra Greg uncovered how different instruments work, and explored music by composers who were inspired by science and the solar system.

Nationwide Theatre Tour 2016

Nationwide Theatre Tour 2016

Greg's first nationwide theatre show took him all over the UK performing exciting, often exposive, demos to thousands of children & adults. Using big props, musical numbers, and lots of audience involvement, Greg uncovered why beans make you fart, explained why we're likely not alone in the universe, and answered the audience's most curious questions, live! Highlights video below:

Close Up Science 2014-2015

Close Up Science 2014-2015

For many years Greg toured an interactive science experience that was half science-busking, half science-show (half science-cabaret?!). Teaming up with Nic Harrigan, Greg brought intriguing challenges and quirky original demos to various events, including a regular spot at Science Museum Lates From a cloud chamber in a pint glass and taste bud trickery to brain warping illusions and an engineering face-off, Close-Up Science are bringing their unique style of live science to your event!

Kaboom! 2013-2015

Kaboom! 2013-2015

This very popular stage show explored the science and history of explosives. Greg - and his qualified pyrotechnics mate Mike - would mix up gunpowder, hit nitroglycerin with a hammer, fire up a hybrid engine, and so much more, to big audiences at events around the world. Video highlights below:

International Event Host

Event & Awards Host

Greg's energy and humour has made him a popular host of STEM Awards & Events around the world:
National Science & Engineering Awards

National Science & Engineering Awards

Greg hosted the National Science & Engineering Competition Awards at the Birmingham NEC for many years. As well as hosting the Awards to a packed audience of over a thousand students & teachers, celebrating pupils who had designed & built superb science & engineering projects, Greg also went round the fair making quick-turnaround social assets with pupils, celebrities and the CEOs of exciting tech companies.

Frontiers Forum 2023

Frontiers Forum 2023

Greg was the livestream host for the impressive Frontiers Forum on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Greg brought his energy and enthusaism to engaging interviews with key speakers including Yuval Noah Harari, Johan Rockstrom and Britt Wray.

Coolest Projects UK & LA

Coolest Projects UK & 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.'

Experienced Event Host

Experienced Event Host

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 hosted the final of this science communication competition for pupils for five years.

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 this stylish outfit he was decked out in...)

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 he borrowed one of the half-time performer's hover-boards for his entrance onto stage...

SciComm Training

Science Communication Consultancy

Greg regularly delivers public engagement training for scientists, comms consultancy for companies, & one-on-one coaching:
Public Engagement Training

Public Engagement Training

Greg has delivered Science Communication / Public Engagement Training for many years. He has trained all the PhD students at the Francis Crick Institute for the past 7 years, run a Media Training module for the Royal Society for many years, and given bespoke science communication training for many clients worldwide. Get in touch below if you'd like to discuss running something for your team.

One-On-One Coaching

One-On-One Coaching

When Greg previously opened up some slots for one-on-one science communication coaching he had his arm bitten off for them! Each session was bespoke, often offering project-based feedback & guidance on creative, editorial & strategy, and/or providing scicomm career mentoring. If you would be interested in similar please do get in touch for availability.

sciencemedia.studio

Creative Director of sciencemedia.studio

sciencemedia.studio is a specialist consultancy & digital-first production studio telling science stories in beautiful ways:
Biohackers Animation - YouTube

Biohackers Animation - YouTube

This stunning animated explainer video has over 1 million views on YouTube and is just one of many that sciencemedia.studio have produced for clients. Greg wrote & produced this video for UCLH, working with an animator he often collaborates with, to explain a new cancer treatment (CAR T Cell therapy) using an immersive, manga-inspired, cyber-punk world of biohacking, rather than the standard, clinical, emotionless 3D graphics often used in many biomedical videos. Click to watch in full:

Surprisingly Brilliant - Podcast

Surprisingly Brilliant - Podcast

sciencemedia.studio wrote & recorded the pilot for a new science & history podcast for Seeker - a US digital science & tech brand, and iHeart Radio - a big radio station across the US. The podcast was commissioned and sciencemedia.studio provided production support throughout its production. Click to open in Spotify:

Cunk's Quest for Meaning - Netflix

Cunk's Quest for Meaning - Netflix

sciencemedia.studio provided detailed research and story suggestions for Charlie Brooker's satirical science & technology series featuring Philomena Cunk.

Which Investigates - Podcast

Which Investigates - Podcast

sciencemedia.studio helped develop, write & produce a two-season podcast from consumer group Which?. Series 1 of 'Which? Investigates' looked into claims of 'sustainability' & Season 2 investigated people's concerns over tech & security. The podcast reached & stayed at #1 in Apple's Documentaries chart for multiple weeks.

Hybrid Athlete

Hybrid Athlete

Greg competes in international fitness races, from the HYROX World Championships to hybrid events & OCRs:
HYROX Fitness Races

HYROX Fitness Races

In April22 Greg discovered HYROX - a hybrid fitness race that intersperses 8 x 1km runs with 8 x workout stations... He really got into them and has now ran 17 races! In Paris in Nov 23 Greg took the top spot on the podium, finishing first in his age group, qualifying for the World Championships in Nice, France in June 24. PB Open 1:01 / PB Pro 1:08

HYROX Mixed Doubles @ World Champs

HYROX Mixed Doubles @ World Champs

At the HYROX World Championships last year, Greg & his partner Katrin came 5th in their age group, making them the =8th fastest mixed pair in the World!? Two weeks later they won in New York (across all Mixed Doubles age groups) and have qualified for the World Champs in Nice, France in June 24

Hosting Fitness Comps

Hosting Fitness Comps

Greg really enjoys combining his experience of hosting all sorts of events for all sorts of audiences with his love of fitness competitions!

Other Hybrid Fitness Comps

Other Hybrid Fitness Comps

If there's an event that requires both cardio endurance & strength - ideally some ergs (rower, ski, bike), something heavy (a sled, some kettlbells, a huge tractor tire?!), and some running, all done in an interesting venue, ideally with mates, then Greg is game. It's what he spends most of his weekends doing! [Photo is from the Conquer Level 7 event that Greg & Big Ed won last year]

Half Marathons - PB 1:25

Half Marathons - PB 1:25

A lot of Greg's childhood was spent running all over the fells of the Lake District and beyond orienteering. He'd not tried a Half Marathon until the Cambridge Half in 2020. He subsequently did the Cambridge half again in 2021 & 2024, recently getting his PB of 1 hour 25 mins.

Scotland Coast 2 Coast

Scotland Coast 2 Coast

To celebrate/commiserate turning 40 last year Greg decided to try getting from the east coast of Scotland to the west... in one day! Greg took on the epic 100 mile run, ride & kayak challenge with 3 good mates, and after a gruelling 13 hours in the sun & rain they just about made it! An incredible endurance experience and he's looking for the next one...

HYROX Relays

HYROX Relays

At the European Champs in Vienna in Feb24 Greg teamed up with 3 other guys and won Bronze in the Men's Doubles.

Obstacle Course Racing (OCRs)

Obstacle Course Racing (OCRs)

Greg is no happier than when he's scrambling over obstacles, jumping into a lake, and running miles in soggy trainers (ok maybe not the cold lake bit). He's ran a few obstacle races in the past (including the epic Rat Race Dirty Weekender) and is very keen to try more this year!

Get in touch

Get In Touch

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