A bit more about me

Simon Watt

I wear many hats

I am a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian, TV presenter, trainer, consultant and artist.

I run Ready Steady Science, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals.

I run the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, a comedy night with a conservation twist.  It found global fame/notoriety when it teamed up with the National Science and Engineering Competition to host an online campaign resulting in the election of the blobfish as the ugliest animal on the planet.

I am  the co-creator and host of the science panel show podcast, Level Up Human.

My book, The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All be Pandas. is out now.  I have also written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Daily Mirror and The New York Daily News.

I am a regular contributor to TV, radio and the web and perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA-winning documentary series, Inside Nature’s Giants, the IFTA-winning Wild Cities and the Channel 4 special, The Elephant: Life After Death.