Dr James Rudd, CMIH clinical Lead, has been awarded a British Science Association (BSA) Media Fellowship.
The scheme gives practicing scientists, clinicians and engineers placements of up to 6 weeks working in the heart of media outlets. The fellows are mentored by professional journalists, and given the opportunity to learn how the media reports on science and engages the general public in this area, as well as the chance to attend the British Science Festival working in the press centre. Up to 10 fellows are appointed each year, and spend time at institutions such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast and the Londonist.
James will be spending time working at the Guardian as a science correspondent alongside Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample, and will report on the British Science Association Annual Meeting.