Jonathan Sanderson

Following a physics degree, Jonathan Sanderson escaped pure science and fell into television, where he spent more than ten years making science and engineering programmes for a wide range of broadcasters. Most of his series were aimed at families, and particularly at young people. In recent years he's escaped TV too, and is now a media and science communication consultant, working with a range of clients including the Wellcome Trust, the UK's Science & Technology Facilities Council, the Beacons for Public Engagement, and a number of science visitor centres.

He lectures on web media for the Science Communication MSc course at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

He also runs Planet SciCast, a national competition, with a consortium led by NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. The project encourages schools, students, families and professionals to make short films about science subjects, which are collected and shared through a free website. The films are used as a resource for educators, and as a source of entertainment for all. The project is in its third full year and has its own awards ceremony, which was held at the Royal Institution in London in July 2010