Lucy Eckersley



Lucy Eckersley, A.K.A Punk Biologist is a presenter, biologist and animal wrangler


Originally from Manchester, then graduating from Sheffield, Lucy has made the leap to move down south into Central London, to pursue science communication.

Having completed a Masters degree in Wild Animal Biology, from the Royal Veterinary College and London Zoo, Lucy has experience handling practically every type of animal you can think of, living or dead.

Lucy has performed at the Wellcome Collection, Royal Institution, Nerd Nite London, The Science Museum, UCL and Royal Veterinary College, as well as schools and museums around London. She has worked on public engagement at New Scientist Live for the past two years. She has accompanied Talent Factory member Aimee Eckert and friends at the British Science Festival, giving a late night science cabaret performance. Her recent ScienceShowoff gig comprised of 9 minutes of her explaining why cats are terrible (cognitive dissonance points here, as Lucy loves cats)

With a special interest in the macabre, many of Lucy’s past presentations have revolved around the use of dead animals in future conservation. In particular, a taxidermy Kakapo often makes an appearance. Her MSc thesis looked at the state of the Scottish Wildcat population, using skins and skulls.

In her spare time, Lucy is a painter, amateur taxidermist and whiskey appreciator.


Having worked in several countries around the world including Borneo and Japan, Lucy loves to travel, enjoys hiking and most outdoor activities, and has dreams of learning how to blacksmith.

The best way to contact Lucy regarding opportunities is via Twitter: @PunkBiologist. Lucy is also an amateur animal photographer, the portfolio can be seen at Instagram @punkbiologist

Upcoming gigs:
2nd June – Pop up wildlife party at Bristol Festival of Nature
8th June – Variety Night at the Cheltenham Science Festival
3rd July – The Royal Society – Past, Present and Future of Science
Continuous – Punk Biology on the Women’s Radio Station




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