Dr Hermione Cockburn

Science Director, Dynamic Earth

Dr Hermione Cockburn began her working life in environmental research before embarking on a career in science communication. Over the past 20 years she has worked in various fields including television and radio, presenting science programmes for BBC TV and radio, prior to taking up her current role as Scientific Director at Dynamic Earth in 2014. She was awarded an OBE for services to public engagement with science in 2020; she is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Hermione is particularly interested in facilitating engagement between the research community and diverse public audiences to ensure science is accessible and its relevance is clear to all.