Talks, Panels and the like…

I often give keynote talks and debate on panels on living with uncertainty by opening up science and technology to marginalised perspectives. The main focus is imagining different futures through storytelling, artistic collaborations and public experiments to encourage emerging ethical and cultural concerns to surface for critical debate.

I offer a grounded perspective as a queer, black intellectual activist who values collaborative, creative inquiry and that different narratives must emerge to offer critical thinking and action.

I also chair events and facilitate workshops around interdisciplinarity and problem solving through hackathons.

Interested in me speaking at or chairing your event? Contact me: email Erinma

Check out my biog here.

All speaker fees are invested in social enterprise, Squirrel Nation, which enables different thinking, by culturally diverse folk, to materialise towards different futures.

Most slides can be found here:

Here’s where I’ll feature…


10-12 Jul: Science in Public, Manchester

6 – 11 Jun: Sheffield Doc/Fest

12-14 April: Afrotech Fest

8 Mar: Climate Lab, Metal, Edge Hill

20th Feb: Sheffield Uni: Research Seminar

6th Feb: Being BME in STEM: Bristol Uni

1st-3rd Feb: Exposure Science Hackathon, Basel

30th Jan: Wellcome Centre PEs, Manchester


18 Dec: Science in Public Conference

12 Dec: Coming out of the Blue, INIVA

28 Nov: When science meets dance

15 Nov: Figshare Fest

28 Oct: BlackSTEAM

8 Oct: Using Environmental Data Responsibly

14 Sep: Finding Truth, British Science Festival, Hull

22 Jul: Images of Tomorrow, South Bank Centre

1 Jun: Under her Eye, British Library


Nov 18: Queer Media Festival, Manchester

Nov 11: Sapphormation Festival, Manchester

Nov 9: Games Festival, Bradford

Nov 4: Trouble Nuh Set Like Rain, Mosside

Oct: 23: Open in order to dream, get creative, re-make nature, Salford

Oct 21 – 23: Citizen Science Showcase, GameLab, Salford

May 4-7: The Purring Chamber, London

Exhibitions & Screenings



Nature’s Switch Live! @ Shuffle festival



Nature’s Switch, Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Nature’s Switch, Shuffle Festival


Nature’s Switch, On Light, Wellcome Collection

Talks & workshops


3 – 4 Dec Engage, NCCPE Conference.

27 – 28 Jul Public Engagement Masterclass, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

19 June Ideas Don’t just Grow on Trees, Wellcome Trust @ Edinburgh International Film Festival

18 – 19 June Science Communication Conference, British Science Association, Manchester

5 – 10 June Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Science Commissioning Panel and Reality Bites Back

22 Apr – Narrative & Engagement session, Engaging Science Conference, Barbican centre, London

21 Apr – Immersive storytelling, Transmedia lecture, Edge Hill University

11 & 12 Feb – Citizen Science Association Conference, San Jose


3 – 5 Dec – Social Life of I.T. screening – Digital Economy Conference, London

11 Nov – Babyteeth – Guest scientist in residence – Lab13Irchester

4 Nov – Real Human Being – MMU Postgraduate Symposium, Manchester

27 Oct – Extreme Design Panel – Design Manchester 14/ Manchester Science Festival

22 Aug – Science in Society, how to bridge a disjuncture, Alpbach Forum, Austria

15 – 17 Aug – Mind the Gap – hackathon, Malmo

24 May – The value of Citizen ScienceLife: A festival of health, from head to toe, The University of Sheffield

30 Apr – Hookedonmusic @ Science Museum Late, London

26 Mar – GW4 Citizen Science Workshop, Bath Literary and Scientific Institute

10 Mar – I Chart the British Library with Festival of the Nerds, British Library

20 – 22 Feb Citizen Cybersummit, UCL, London

10 Feb Re-booting academia, Open University


6 Dec – Catalyst with Helen Storey Foundation, Thomas Tallis School, London

20 Nov – Citizen Science – Engage@Manchester, University of Manchester

30 Oct – 7 – 8pm: Hooked – what makes music catchy? Manchester Science Festival

30 Oct – 12pm: Ways of Seeing Climate change, Manchester Science Festival

26 Oct – 10 – 1pm: Teach Open Science on the Web: MozFest, London

24 Oct – Eye & I Salon, 6pm, Manchester Science Festival.

20 Sep – Everyday Growing << see video above & slides. Tedx Leeds Cities2.0, Leeds

5 – 6 Sep – Digital Practice, Invisible Communities, Leeds.

23 July – Everyday Growing Cultures showcase – Showcase Cinema, Sheffield

10 July – Activist Performance – MadLab, Manchester

4 July – Neuroscience Research Institute Showcase – How can citizen science achieve for neuroscience what it has achieved for nature? – Manchester

3 July – Interdisciplinary Research for Innovation: Myths, Facts and Case Studies – Catalyst Research Seminar.

12 – 15 June – Ethics & Social Justice workshop, Community-University Expo, Canada

4 June – Social Media & Public Engagement, Research Futures, St Andrew’s University

19 May – The Thing is… Citizen Science, Wellcome Collection

14 May – The Catalytic Museum, Museum Next Conference, Amsterdam. Slides

23 Apr – Citizen Science – Influencing public engagement with research, Grant Holders day, Wellcome Trust

16th Apr – Launch of Manchester Health eResearch Centre (HeRC), University of Manchester

12th Apr – Citizen Science, BBC Learning, Imaginarium

6th Apr – Crowdsourced science, Edinburgh Science Festival

28th Feb – Tackling ethical issues in Community based participatory research, Durham

21st – 22nd Feb – Everyday Growing Cultures. Connected Communities +, University of Sussex. Slides (contributor)

14th Feb – Crowdsourcing biological sciences, Edinburgh University. Slides

5th Feb – University of Manchester Alumni talk to students. Slides.

1st Feb – Schools Out Conference, Manchester

Here’s a video of the talk:

29th Jan – Wellcome Trust – Medicial & Humanities & Engagement – Public Programmes meeting, London. Slides.


12th Dec: Of Food & Time, HighWire.

6th Dec: Turing’s Sunflowers – cracking nature’s code.



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