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 has a PhD in science communication, is the author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction, co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World and TED Resident.
Research INTERESTs :
Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing
De-extinction and Genetic Rescue
Britt’s 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 for outlets that include BBC Future, Nautilus, Motherboard and The Scientist. She is a 2019 TED Resident.
Britt has a PhD in Science Communication (with a focus on synthetic biology) from the University of Copenhagen, an Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design from OCAD University, a BSc (Hon) in Biology from Queen's University, and a Graduate Diploma in Communications from Concordia University. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism. The interactive audio diary platform Aurator, inspired by her PhD research, won the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Making & Doing award.
Britt has been making radio since she was 19. Along with Ellie Cosgrave she hosts the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World. She has also hosted CBC’s Radio’s national science show Quirks and Quarks and produced numerous other programs for 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 has also hosted with CBC The Nature of Things on a feature TV documentary, The Nature of Invention.
Literary agent Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid
Public speaking with The Lavin Agency
CV available upon request.
Email hello(at)brittwray(dot)com to get in touch.