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About

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In brief

Britt Wray is a broadcaster, author and public speaker researching emerging science and tech. She tells stories about what she finds via podcasting, interactive documentary, print and tv. 

 

Research INTERESTs :

Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing

Personal Genomics

Biohacking

Existential Risk

Ethics

STS
 

 

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, WiredThe Sunday Times, SalonNational Post, CBC RadioThe Globe and MailCanadian 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.