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Kate Williams

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  • Professor of Public Engagement with History

Teaching Fellow in Ecology and Zoology

  • Co-ordinating and delivering teaching programmes within the School of Biological Sciences
  • Conservation biology - invasive species research
  • Biotelemetry - the use of miniaturised datalogging devices for investigating animal behaviour

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach

  • Involved in outreach and public engagement events including L'Oreal/ZSL Soap Box Science, Bright Club Oxford, Museums Showoff, Skeptics in the Pub, Pint of Science and Science Slam. Science speaker and stand-up comedian.
  • Popular science writer for Focus Magazine, Tygodnik Powszechny and Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish), and the Conversation (in English).
  • Frequent appearances on the radio, both in English (BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Oxford, Sveriges Radio P4) and Polish (TOK FM, PR4, PR1, RDC, PR dla Zagranicy, Radio Praga).
  • Expert for Discovery Channel's "How Do They Do It?" programme.
  • Publicity Officer for the Oxfordshire Mammal Group.
  • Mentor in the Lean in STEM programme, aimed at young women in science.
  • Science communication coach for the British Council and Cheltenham Science Festival.


  • Part 1: Animal Diversity
  • Part 2: Practical Animal Behaviour
  • Part 3: Wildlife Diseases, Conservation Biology

Esteem Factors

  • Winner of the Wellcome-funded "I'm a Scientist, Get Me out of Here", 2016
  • Winner of FameLab Poland, 2014
  • Winner of International Alumni Prize, FameLab International, 2014
  • Invited speaker at TEDxWarsaw 2013
  • Member of the Polish Society of Arts & Sciences Abroad
  • Ambassador for the Polonium Foundation

International Collaborators

  • Dr Agnieszka OlszaƄska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Dr Wojciech Solarz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland