Leanne - Science Communication

A full listing of upcoming workshops can be found here: Discovery Workshops.


Dr Leanne Melbourne is a scientist, communicator and event organiser. Leanne completed her PhD at the University of Bristol on the effect of climate change on coralline algae in 2018. She currently works as the Events and Communications Manager at the Linnean Society and as a scientific associate at the Natural History Museum of London where her research focuses on biodiversity and taxonomy of corallines.

Throughout her PhD, Leanne was involved in many outreach, communication and public engagement activities. This included a three month policy internship at the Centre for Science and Policy in Cambridge, participating in festivals, interviewing the current chancellor of the University of Bristol, Sir Paul Nurse, being a finalist in the Three Minute thesis Competition, writing for the online Platform, The Conversation and speaking as a student representative at the University of Bristol for many of their events – including their researcher inauguration event and also the launch of their new strategy.

Since graduating, Leanne continues to talk about her research through lectures and podcasts. Leanne is interested in communicating science to the public, promoting diversity within STEM and of course her coralline algae.

Leanne leads on workshops related to Events, Communicating Science and Public Engagement.