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.

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

Mariana Marasoiu's picture

Mariana is a final year PhD student in Computer Science here at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD involves designing novel tools for data visualisation informed by fieldwork. More broadly, she is interested in building software tools that better support the way people work... Read more