Meet the team

Chris Smith's picture
Managing Editor

Chris Smith is a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke's. Chris is a member of the University of Cambridge's Institute of... Read more

Katie Haylor's picture
Naked Scientists Producer

Katie is a Pharmacology graduate with a background in science communication. When not on the airwaves, she’ll either be singing or talking about getting cats.

Izzie Clarke's picture
Naked Scientists Producer

Izzie Clarke completed a Masters in Physics at the University of Nottingham and went on to produce programmes for BBC. When she's not reading about sizeable stellar objects or minuscule molecular ions, Izzie's scouting out the latest new music or thinking about pizza. ... Read more

Adam Murphy's picture
Junior Producer, The Naked Scientists

Adam is a physicist turned science communicator from Dublin. When not talking to anyone within earshot about science, he can be found watching worrying amounts of superhero television or twirling around a ballroom floor.

Marika Ottman's picture

Marika is an Aerospace Engineering student at Virginia Tech, in the United States. Rolls-Royce are supporting an internship for her with the Naked Scientists, at Cambridge University, during the summer. When Marika's not flying her drone or working with a wind tunnel, you can... Read more

Ben McAllister's picture
Naked Scientists Intern

Ben recently finished his PhD in physics at the University of Western Australia, focusing on attempts to detect dark matter in the lab. Aside from interning with The Naked Scientists, he now works with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems on a dark... Read more

Chris Berrow's picture
Naked Gaming Podcast

A gaming enthusiast with an MA in music from Cambridge University, Chris helps to produce the Naked Scientists "5 Live Science" show, and he's the driving force behind our new offering "Naked Gaming". When he's not got a joystick in his hands, you can hear him reading... Read more

Phil Sansom's picture
Junior Producer

Phil studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, where he focused on zoology - but also flirted with physics, materials science and psychology. He has a masters degree in radio documentary production from the University of the West of England, and has produced... Read more

Matthew Hall's picture

Matthew is currently a rising senior in Aerospace Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States. He is here in the United Kingdom interning for The Naked Scientists for the duration of the 2019 summer months. If he is not in the... Read more

Heather Jameson's picture
Naked Scientists Intern

Heather Jameson is finishing her PhD in aerospace engineering at Cambridge University. She is working to increase the fuel efficiency of jet engines for large commercial planes, specifically improving understanding of the performance losses in the low pressure turbine. When... Read more

Ankita Anirban's picture
Naked Scientists Intern

Ankita Anirban is finishing her PhD in condensed matter physics at the University of Cambridge. Her work involves making tiny devices, cooling them down to very low temperatures and seeing how electrons behave. In addition, she cares about the role of science in society and... Read more