DR KAT ARNEY
Storyteller of Science
Kat Arney is an award-winning science writer, broadcaster and public speaker, and is the founder and Creative Director of science communications and media consultancy First Create The Media.
She is the author of Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life (aff); How to Code a Human (aff), reissued as The Compact Guide to DNA (aff); and the critically acclaimed Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding how our genes work (aff).
Kat holds a bachelor's degree in natural sciences and a PhD in developmental genetics from Cambridge University, and has spent more than 15 years working in science journalism and communication. She was a key part of the science communications team at Cancer Research UK for more than a decade, co-founding the charity's award-winning Science Blog, and acting as a principal national and international media spokesperson.
Her writing has featured in Wired, BBC Online, the Daily Mail, the Times Educational Supplement, The Guardian Online, Nature, Mosaic, the New Scientist and more.
Kat also presents the popular Genetics Unzipped podcast for The Genetics Society, has fronted several BBC Radio 4 series and documentaries, including the recent series Ingenious, looking at the stories behind human genes, and the comedy factual series Did the Victorians Ruin the World? with her sister, comedian Helen Arney.
She is a former co-host of the Naked Scientists radio show and podcast, and presented the Naked Genetics podcasts for many years.