In brief

Britt Wray is a broadcaster and author researching emerging science, tech and the ethical issues they open up. She tells stories about what she finds via podcasting, interactive documentary, print, TV and public speaking. 


Research INTERESTs :

Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing

Personal Genomics


Existential Risk




Britt is completing a PhD in Science Communication (with a focus on synthetic biology) at the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, and holds a BSc (Hon) in Biology from Queen's University and an Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design from OCAD University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism. 

Her first book, Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction was published by Greystone Books in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation (and named one of The New Yorker's favourite books of 2017). The book has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, WiredThe Sunday Times, Salon, National PostThe Globe and MailCanadian Geographic, Hazlitt, CBC Radio, among others. She has written articles for outlets that include BBC Future, Nautilus, Motherboard and The Scientist. Britt is represented by Martha Webb at the CookeMcDermid agency.

Britt has been making radio since she was 19. Along with Ellie Cosgrave she hosts the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World. Britt has also produced and presented numerous programs for the CBC (on Radio 1, 2 and 3), NPR and celebrated podcasts such as Love and Radio.

Britt is an Associate Partner at Dare Disrupt and is currently directing an interactive documentary series with the National Film Board of Canada about personal genomics and human genetic modification. She will be filming with CBC's Nature of Things on another project throughout 2017-18. 

CV available upon request.

Email hello(at)brittwray(dot)com to get in touch.