CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME:  Frank Burnet

DATE OF BIRTH: 2nd May 1948

 

HIGHER EDUCATION:

1966 – 1970   St. Andrews University.

1971 – 1973    New College, Oxford

1973 – 1975    Wolfson College, Oxford

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1970 – BSc.(Hons, First Class), Biochemistry

1975 – D.Phil (Neuroendocrinology)

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

1971 – Best Freshman Actor. Oxford

1973 – Graduate Award. Wolfson College

1988 – Media Fellowship, The Royal Society of London

1999 –Von Liebig Memorial Medal, Royal Society of Medicine

2000 – MBE, Queens Birthday Honours List for “Services to Science Communication”

 

CAREER LANDMARKS:

Master of Rutherford College, The University of Kent at Canterbury [1990 – 1996]

Founding Director, Cheltenham Science Festival [2001 – 2006]

Professor in Science Communication, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK  [2002 – 2008]

Awarded Emeritus Professorship of Science Communication [2010]

 

 

MAJOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PROJECTS:

Science on the Buses [UK, EU, Norway, China; 1997 – 2002]

Meet the Gene Machine [UK, Latvia, Czech Republic, US; 2005 – ]

Robot Thought [UK, US; 2006 – 2009]

Science Festivals [UK (Cheltenham; 2002 -2006], US (St Louis  2008 – ), Latvia (Daugavpils 2007-), Saudia Arabia (2009 – )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVISORY ROLES TO:

The State Goverment of Victoria, Australia [2006]

The European Molecular Biology Organisation, Heidelberg [2000 – 2008]

Research Councils UK, Swindon

The Wellcome Trust. London

Tribal  plc. London

Artikum, Finland

ECSITE, Brussels

The British Council, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Russia. Croatia, Brazil, China, Greece, Saudi Arabia. Egypt

VISITING LECTURER IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION:

University of Latvia  [2003 – 2008]

University ot Trieste  [2004 – ]

University of Lapland [ 2008 – ]

University of Zagreb [1999 -2003]

MAJOR FUNDED PROJECTS:

1998   £133,000       Science on the Buses [The National Campaign]

The Office of Science and Technology

2002   £270,000       Sci-Bus [The EU Campaign]

Framework V European Commission

2004   £150,000       Consultation as science communication?

Economics and Social Science Research Council [with James Longhurst ]

2005   £29,065          Meet the Mighty Gene Machine

The Wellcome Trust

 

2005   £111,000       Robot Thought

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [with Alan Winfield]

2005   £250,000       Walking with Robots

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [with Alan Winfield]

 

2006   £211,000       Meet the Gene Machine – UK Roll Out

The Wellcome Trust

 

2006   £290,000      

Office of Science and Technology [with DEMOS, Dialogue by Design and BBC]

 

 

SOME  RECENT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

CURRENT

 

Development of the first  national Egypt Science Festival [2010 – ]
Development of a national Science Festival for Saudi Arabia [2009 – 2010]
Science communication training for Chairs of COST actions [with ECSITE]
Membership of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland
President of the Agora Commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation
Member of the Advisory Board for the Perugia Science Festival
External Examiner for the MSc in Science, Communication and Society, University of Kent

Co-Director  [with Leonardo Alfonsi] of FameLab Italia

RECENT

Communications workshop for staff at the Lakeside Laboratory, University of Klagenfurt [Nov 2010]

Communications Adviser to Nano to Touch project [Sept 2010]

Communications workshop for scientists involved in the Biotech Sweetpotato for Africa project [Aug 2010]



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