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Mark Lorch

Professor of Public Engagement and Science Communication, University of Hull

Mark Lorch is a chemist, writer and science communicator. He started his research career working on protein folding and has since delved into many other aspects of biological chemistry ranging from how organisms’ signalling molecules will be affected by ocean acidification to monitoring micro-pollutants in waterways.

Alongside his research, Mark spends his time communicating science to as wide an audience as possible.

He founded and directs the Hull Science Festival and leads on widening participation projects in the region.

He still finds time to contribute to various media outlets, his prose regularly appears in the mainstream press, and he pops up regularly on broadcast media.

He has also provided science consultancy services to film, game production companies and he sits on the Science Advisory Council of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.