Clio Heslop

Civic Science Fellow 2020-21 - based at University of Texas at Austin

Clio is an experienced project manager and practitioner whose work focuses on bringing together professionals from business, research, policy, media, and non-profit sectors to work on science engagement. Since 2016 she has been based at British Science Association where works on strategy including partnerships, audience research, programme design, and organisational development relating to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). She led the BSA’s research into the UK science engagement landscape including diversity, motivations, and working patterns of science engagement professionals. As part of this, she created and coordinated a network of organisations working on equality diversity and inclusion in science engagement, and has developed and tested science engagement formats which connect researchers with diverse public groups.

She also manages the long-running Media Fellowship Scheme, works with organisations to implement findings from the BSA’s audience research, and coordinates the annual Huxley Summit science in society thought leadership event. Previously Clio held roles leading researcher training at Springer Nature, and managing science policy events and communications at UCL (University College London).