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Miss Leanne Gunn

Profile summary

  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Honorary Associate
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • leanne.gunn

Professional biography

I am a professional science communicator with a background in geology. I have visiting status with The Open University, where I currently run the Milton Keynes branch of science communication company science made simple

I hold a degree in Geology from University of Leicester and completed a PhD in volcanology with the Open University in 2014. My passion for science communication meant I always jumped at the chase to participate in any public engagement opportunities from presenting science talks and workshops in local schools to science busking at UK festivals. During my PhD I also volunteered at the Natural History Museum, London.

Working for science made simple has let me turn this passion into a career, allowing me to share my enthusiasm for science every day. I love encouraging people to take a closer look at the world around them and to discover how it works. My favourite part about being a science communicator is being part of that moment when someone discovers something amazing they didn't know before or understands something for the first time.

In 2018 I complted London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) training and was awarded a gold medal for speaking in public at grade 8. 

science made simple specialises in delivering science shows in schools or at festivals all over the world. If you would like to find out more please get in touch with me via email on