Ivvet Modinou has been working in public engagement with science for nearly 15 years. In her current role at the British Science Association, she oversees their public-facing programmes, including flagship programmes such as British Science Week, and she is the Director of the British Science Festival. She also leads the UK Science Festivals Network, a community of practice of 45 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 also worked as 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