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, radio, TV, interactive documentary, print and public speaking. Britt is the author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction and co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World.
Research INTERESTs :
Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing
De-extinction and Genetic Rescue
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). Her work has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, Wired, The Sunday Times, Salon, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, Hazlitt, CBC Radio, among others. She has written articles for outlets that include BBC Future, Nautilus, Motherboard and The Scientist.
Britt has been making radio since she was 19. Along with Ellie Cosgrave she hosts the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World. She 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. She is hosting with CBC TV's The Nature of Things on a forthcoming film project (to air in 2018-19) and can be heard presenting CBC Radio 1's Quirks and Quarks in July/Aug 2018.
Literary agent Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid
CV available upon request.
Email hello(at)brittwray(dot)com to get in touch.