Hosts: US–UK Fulbright Commission and Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
Clio Heslop is an experienced project manager and practitioner whose work focuses on bringing together professionals from business, research, policy, media, and nonprofit sectors to work on science engagement. Since 2016 she has been based at the British Science Association, where she works on strategy including partnerships, audience research, program design, and organizational development relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. She led the BSA’s research into the UK science engagement landscape including diversity, motivations, and working patterns of science engagement professionals. As part of this, she created and coordinated a network of organizations working on equality, diversity, and inclusion in science engagement, and has developed and tested science engagement formats that connect researchers with diverse public groups.
She also manages the long-running Media Fellowship Scheme, works with organizations to implement findings from the BSA’s audience research, and she coordinates the annual Huxley Summit science-in-society thought leadership event.
Previously, Clio held roles leading researcher training at Springer Nature and managing science policy events and communications at University College London.