Alongside my science writing work, I am always on the hunt for interesting new projects. So if you have science or engineering that needs to be communicated, or you want to engage with the public in a more meaningful way, please Contact Me to get in touch

The Royal Society

"Laurie worked with the Royal Society to develop a strategy to better promote the Society’s medals and awards and provide sample copy demonstrating her suggestions. She took the time to really understand what was required and ensured we were kept up to date with progress throughout. The resulting documents were exactly what we were looking for, and has allowed us to start implementing changes immediately. Laurie was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I have no doubts in recommending her as a highly knowledgeable and passionate communicator."

Catriona Ross, Senior Scientific Programmes Officer

The National Physical Laboratory

"Laurie's capabilities and enthusiasm for broadcasting her science is nothing short of awesome. She feels equally at home with professors and schoolchildren and is a lively contributor to the development of best practice in educational outreach at NPL. She has actively striven to find appropriate platforms to talk about her work: eg EPSRC sponsored NOISEmakers and is a great networker, pulling together contacts from a variety of fields to enable her to share her passion for science with the next generation"

Andrew Hanson, Outreach Manager

Elsevier

"I’ve worked with Laurie for several years – with Laurie contributing short news items, extensive features, and everything in between. Laurie has always been very happy to take on new projects, no matter how different from the last, and proven herself to be both highly reliable and highly flexible."

Stewart Bland, Executive Publisher

Private Tutoring

"Laurie tutored my year 11 daughter in triple science. She did a wonderful job - she was not only a very effective teacher, but she enthused my daughter about the sciences, and became a friend to her too. She gives guidance not just in the subjects themselves, but in exam technique. I could not recommend her highly enough - and I still can't quite believe our good fortune in having found her on the internet!"


Jane Campbell

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

"Laurie is a sophisticated presenter and deliverer of hands-on science activities, and is equally comfortable explaining the intricacies of studying Astrophysics at university to a group of 17 year olds as she is making balloon buggies with 7 year olds and discussing forces. I have also been impressed by Laurie’s efforts towards promoting science-related careers to girls and young women. As a successful and highly-motivated person, Laurie is excellent role-model and she always makes time to attend events aimed at showing female students that science is not a gendered subject and an option for everyone. Laurie is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her for any position where commitment, enthusiasm and strong relationship-building skills are key."

Vickie Bazalgette, Public Engagement Coordinator