About

 
Dr Shaun O'Boyle, Science Communicator and Public Engagement Consultant
 
 
 
  • 1999–2003 – BSc (Hons) in Physiology at NUI, Galway

  • 2003–2008 – PhD in Biochemistry at NUI, Galway

  • 2009–2010 – Postdoctoral Researcher at UCD

  • 2010–2013 – Producer of Futureproof at Newstalk

  • 2011–2013 – Communications at Science Gallery Dublin

  • 2013–2015 – Events at Science Gallery Dublin

  • 2015–2016 – Research at TBSI and Science Gallery Dublin

  • 2013–Present – Co-founder of Bureau

  • 2010–Present – Public Engagement Consultant

  • 2017-Present – Founder of House of STEM


I have a PhD in Developmental Biology and have been working full-time in science communication, public engagement and audio production since 2010. 

I produce audio, I develop events and exhibitions, I collaborate and consult on public engagement projects, and I teach workshops and courses on science communication. I value diversity in science communication, and work on several projects to improve representation of LGBTQ+ scientists. 

I develop and consult on projects with a focus on creative and novel forms of engagement. I am currently working on the development of a new public engagement model at DIAS Dunsink Observatory; I am developing training and content for Re:Collect India, the oral history archive of science in free India; and I am working with a team at DCU to introduce scientific terminology to Irish Sign Language. I am always open to new projects.

I am a co-founder of producing partnership, Bureau, with artist Maurice Kelliher. We produce radio documentaries, podcast series, and audio stories that feature diverse voices and unexpected narratives. We make work independently and in collaboration with other groups. 

I provide lectures, talks, and workshops on science communication, LGBTQ+ inclusion in science, and on radio and podcasting.

View my full resume here.