Welcome to the team Richard!
All innovative ideas deserve to be showcased to the world; that’s where our latest team member, Richard Barnes, steps up to the plate. A wizard with words and a connoisseur with the camera, Ric is taking on the role of communications and marketing here at Spin Up Science.
Previously at the University of Exeter and Coastal Carolina University, Ric’s background is in the field of biological sciences. With a deep-rooted passion for storytelling, science communication struck a cord with Ric when undertaking shark conservation work off the muggy shores of South Carolina, USA. He recognised the need to tell the tales of these toothy yet misunderstood creatures, and so began the process of recording his work, even if it meant risking a finger or two in the process.
At Spin Up Science, Ric will be responsible for spreading the message of the innovation that is being realised in our ecosystem, across Bristol and beyond. In his own words, “I’m so excited to become a part of this ever-expanding hub. It’s a shame to see how much valuable science passes under the public’s radar, but I sincerely believe that the collaborative nature of Spin Up Science will foster cutting-edge science that no-one will be able to ignore.”
If there’s anyone capable of making science look cool, it’s Ric, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team!