Kat is an experienced and accomplished public speaker, presenting science-based topics in an engaging and witty way. She’s given talks at events across the country and further afield for a wide range of audiences of all ages, from school auditoriums to handfuls of dinner guests, science and literary festivals to Skeptics in the Pub.

Kat has also hosted high-profile events and panel discussions in venues including the Royal Society, Dana Centre and NESTA’s FutureFest, FameLab and Dolly the Sheep’s 20th Birthday party.

She’s also happy to speak about alternative career pathways for scientists, and about life as a science communicator.

Topics include: Human biology, the body and disease (especially cancer), genes, evolution, genetic tests, heredity, reproductive technology (IVF, cloning, ‘designer babies’), genetic engineering, biomedical research, epigenetics, women in science, science communication, conspiracy theories, science myths and ‘fake news’, science in the media

More information at The Speakers Agency. For bookings, please contact Sylvia Tidy-Harris:

Kat on stage

Kat speaking at 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, Cosmic Shambles, Conway Hall, December 2017. Photo by Steve Best

“Explaining complex things in a simple way is a special skill. Kat did exactly that. Very well done.” – Charles, public talk attendee

“Fantastic, funny and engaging talk. Kat was very approachable, the Q and A session had a great atmosphere. Loved it!” – Jelena, public talk attendee

“A great big THANK YOU for visiting us this month and providing everyone with a top notch night full of such great info with a healthy dollop of good humour. Quite frankly I could have listened for many more hours.” Jennifer, organiser Essex Skeptics in the Pub

“A big thank you for holding the evening together so well yesterday – it was really great, and lots of people said afterwards how interesting they’d found everything.” Susan Watts, Medical Research Council Suffrage Science Awards

“Kat, thank you so much for being such an amazing compère – you made my job a lot easier and added immense value to the whole festival experience.” Josh McNorton, NESTA FutureFest

Appearances include: Google, TEDx, Hay Festival of Arts and Literature, Cheltenham Science Festival, Aye Write! Literary Festival Glasgow, Brighton Science Festival, Imperial Science Festival, Winchester Science Festival, Bath Literary Festival, Edinburgh Science Festival, NESTA FutureFest, MENSA, Humanists UK, Ada Lovelace Day Live, The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, The Bucks Federation of Women’s Institutes, The Association of Medical Research Charities, The British Science Association, The Medical Research Council, The Biochemical Society, Hong Kong International School, Wellington College, Godolphin & Latymer School, Edinburgh University, Leeds University, Nottingham University

For bookings, please contact Sylvia Tidy-Harris: