I have been involved in two large-scale site-specific Immersive Theatre pieces exploring science with LASTheatre, and believe in the power of the immersive theatre space to empower audiences to explore the nuances of real research and the real-world applications.
One was the Deadinburgh, exploring the biomedical and ethical considerations of a zombie apocolaypse in Edinburgh which met much critical acclaim, and won the NCCPE STEM Engage Award 2014. I was involved as the last remaining neuroscientist, exploring the results of a brainscan from the infected, and what implications that had about the neuroanatomy of the disease.
This followed with a short piece run with National Museum of Scotland and LASTheatre led by young people in 2015 - Zombies in the Museum!
I was also involved as a science consultant for New Atlantis piece in London's The Crystal exploring climate change. My role was to support the scientist as Science Liaison and support the evaluation of the piece.
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