Dr Emily Grossman is an internationally acclaimed science author, public speaker and TV personality. She is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. Emily has also trained and worked as an actress and singer, and as a maths and science teacher. She now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, writer, educator and trainer.
Emily was recently named as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador, alongside astronaut Tim Peake, for her pioneering work in STEM education and as a role model to young people.
Emily has written articles for The BBC Academy, The British Council, The Week Junior, The Sun and The Mirror. She is also the author of DK findout Science! for 7-9 year olds, and is currently writing a book on weird science facts to be published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 2019. She has also been a celebrity judge for the Teen Tech Awards, the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters competition and the National Science and Engineering Competition.
A passionate advocate for gender equality and diversity in STEM, Emily has come under considerable attack on social media for speaking out against sexism in science. In 2015 she gave a TEDx talk at UCL Why Science Needs People Who Cry on the value of emotion in science and society, and she has shared her personal story in a Story Collider podcast. Emily has been interviewed about online abuse and emotion in science in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Jewish Chronicle and The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine. She has spoken on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about the politics of crying in the workplace and has been a special guest on an episode of The Guilty Feminist podcast on crying. She now tours internationally giving talks on resilience, gender equality and diversity. Emily was recently invited to become a member of the Bank of England Advisory Committee, whose role is to choose a scientist to be the face of the new polymer £50 note. You can hear Emily speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science about the campaign.
Emily is also passionate about raising awareness about women’s fertility challenges and has shared her experience of freezing her eggs in articles and interviews in several national newspapers.
Emily loves making science exciting and accessible by explaining complex concepts in a fun and engaging way, bringing simplicity and clarity to others. She explains science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes, writes fun books and articles about science, and gives motivational and inspirational talks in schools, universities and at live events such as The Hay Festival, The Science Museum, Cheltenham Science Festival, The Royal Society, The Royal College of Physicians and The British Science Festival. She is best known as a resident science expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Discovery Channel’s How Do They Do It? and Sky1‘s fact-based celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo hosted by Lee Mack. You might also have seen her on news programmes such as Sky News, BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning, heard her on the Guardian Science Weekly podcast, watched her fun YouTube videos for BBC Britlab and The Royal Institution, or attended an event she has hosted for The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, The Academy of Medical Sciences or The Manchester Science Festival.
As an experienced communication and media skills trainer, Emily has run dozens of workshops and training courses across the globe for universities, companies and institutions such as The Crick Institute, The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Biology, Cambridge University, The National Science Museum Bangkok, and Famelab International. Her aim is to support others to be able to communicate clearly, engagingly and with confidence about their work.
In 2013, Emily was selected as one of 30 women from more than 2000 applicants to take part in the first BBC Expert Women scheme, which launched her broadcasting career. Through her work today as a science communicator, and by sharing her personal experiences as a woman in STEM, Emily hopes to engage more people with the fascinating world of science, to change the perception of what it is to be a scientist, and to inspire more young people, especially girls, to study science – by demonstrating that people just like them can be happy and successful in STEM careers.
To book Dr Emily Grossman to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Emily is known to cover the following topics:
- Emotion, the Secret Asset in Your Career
- Secrets of Success
- Cutting Edge Science Innovation
- Obesity & Weight-Loss
- Women in Science
“Emily is an extremely effective communicator, using humour and demonstrating openness and compassion as she shares her enthusiasm for science and mathematics.” – Kristin, Cambridge Area Coordinator
“I really enjoyed Emily’s talk at the Science Curriculum Leaders Conference in Leeds today. It hit home and challenged me to create an environment in my classroom where girls feel supported and encouraged” – Matt, Mount St. Marys School
“We had a great turnout to come and hear Emily speak about Imposter Syndrome at HSBC London, and she did not disappoint. With her inspiring story of the impact of Imposter Syndrome at various turns in her life – through her struggles to fit in as a Research Scientist and Actress, then persevering despite anxiety to become a BBC Expert and now combining her skills as a Science Communicator, Emily was an authentic and engaging speaker. She spoke openly on topics which resonate with many in the Corporate sphere but not often talked about. We want people to feel empowered to fulfil their potential and Emily’s touching talk certainly helped in our aim to achieve this.” – Rachel, HSBC