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 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
9th March – UCL Laboratory LOL’s
18th April – Nerd Nite London
Continuous – Punk Biology on the Women’s Radio Station