Research INTERESTs :
Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing
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.
Along with Ellie Cosgrave she hosts the BBC podcast Tomorrow's World. Britt has also produced and presented audio programs for the CBC (on Radio 1, 2 and 3), NPR and independent podcasts such as Love and Radio. Her work has been covered by The Guardian, BBC, Wired, The Sunday Times, Salon, National Post, CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic and Hazlitt, among others.
Her first book, Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction was published in 2017 by Greystone Books in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation. Britt is represented by Martha Webb at The McDermid Agency.
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.