Boffin Media directors Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson have a wealth of journalism and broadcast experience. We also work with other production companies and associates including former BBC correspondents, camera operators and editors.
Richard Hollingham is a science journalist, writer and broadcaster. A science presenter and producer for BBC radio, he is also space correspondent for BBC Future. Richard is author of Blood and Guts – a history of surgery, co-author of How to Clone the Perfect Blonde and editor of space:uk magazine.
Richard has broadcast live for most BBC radio outlets, BBC TV news and is a frequent contributor to From Our Own Correspondent. He has reported on science and the environment from more than 40 countries. These include reports from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia (several times), Libya, Antarctica (twice), Vietnam, and from an ice floe in the Arctic. A former Senior Producer for the BBC’s flagship news programme, Today, he was also its first science producer.
Richard is a producer/presenter for the popular Planet Earth and award-winning Space Boffins podcasts. He also anchors live TV broadcasts for the European Space Agency and has written for New Scientist, Discover and most national UK newspapers.
An engaging public speaker and facilitator, Richard has also been involved in several education projects introducing TV production and podcasting to teachers and students. For TV presentation, facilitating and public speaking he can be reached via Kate Moon at Kate Moon Management.
Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster, editor of The Biologist and a producer/presenter of the Space Boffins and Planet Earth podcasts. A former BBC science and environment correspondent, Sue continues to present science programmes for Radio 4 and BBC World Service.
During her extensive broadcasting career, Sue has interviewed scientists, authors, artists and astronauts. She has driven a moon buggy on the streets of London with the last man to walk on the Moon and cradled a python for a TV report on the dangers of exotic pets. Her online banking expose for Newsnight resulted in major banks and building societies reassessing their security measures.
Sue has written for New Scientist, Nature, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph and has contributed opinion columns on science for The Times. She is also a published playwright and co-author of How to Clone the Perfect Blonde.
A popular speaker, chair and events facilitator, Sue can be contacted for this type of work via Kate Moon at Kate Moon Management.