Ivvet Modinou has been working in public engagement with science for over 16 years. In her current role as Head of Engagement, she is responsible for the BSA’s public-facing programmes, including flagship programmes such as the British Science Festival and their national community engagement portfolio. She also leads the UK Science Festivals Network, a community of practice of over 50 independent festivals across the country.
Before joining the BSA she worked at the Natural History Museum, leading the development and implementation of the Museum’s science communication programme.
Ivvet has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, and she has developed and delivered science communication training for researchers around the world. She has also been a reporter for the BBC World Service and a sub-editor at The Times. In her spare time, she has co-founded music discovery website richseam.com and event series thesaturdayschool.org