Sue Nelson

Summary

Susan Nelson (born 5 June 1961)[1] is a science writer and broadcaster. She is a former BBC science correspondent.

Early life and education

Nelson studied physics at University College Cardiff.[2][3] She won a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2004.[4]

Career

Nelson was presenter of Formula Five on BBC Radio 5 from 1990 to 1994. In 1997 she presented Right Stuff, Wrong Sex : Female Astronauts.[5] From 1997 to 2005 she was a science and technology correspondent for BBC News 24 and the science correspondent for the BBC Television News.[6][7] She was a presenter of The Material World on BBC Radio 4.[8] Nelson has also presented a number of science series on Radio 4, including Britain's Modern Brunels and Citizen Scientist in 2006. She produced Women with the Right Stuff on the BBC World Service.[9] She began to present the Planet Earth podcasts in 2008.[2] In 2010 she was made editor of The Biologist.[10]

Nelson makes films for the European Space Agency.[11] She hosts the podcast Space Boffins through her media company Boffin Media, which has welcomed guests such as Buzz Aldrin, Eileen Collins, Helen Sharman and Tim Peake.[12][13] She presented the 2017 BBC World Service documentary Before I Go.[14][15] In 2018 she was taken to SAI International School with the British Council.[16]

Books

In 2004 she wrote How to Clone the Perfect Blonde.[17] In 2011 she published How to Live Forever: Lives Less Ordinary.[18] The rights to Nelson's third book,Wally Funk's Race for Space: On the Road with a Forgotten Pioneer of Aviation, were acquired by The Westbourne Press in November 2017.[19][12] Wally Funk was one of the Mercury 13. It will be released in October 2018.[20]

Awards

References

  1. ^ Companies House
  2. ^ a b "Sue Nelson | The Naked Scientists". www.thenakedscientists.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ Nelson, Sue (2 October 2013). "Women in TV science: time to shift out of Top Gear". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "BBC journalism fellowships 2015–16 now open for applications". College of Journalism. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "BBC – Archive – People – Sue Nelson". BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Meet our speakers: Sue Nelson – Peterborough STEM Festival". peterboroughstemfestival.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Williamina Fleming: Star of Scotland – Ada Lovelace Day". findingada.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  8. ^ BBC. "BBC – Radio 4 – The Material World". BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Women with the Right Stuff, The Documentary Podcast – BBC World Service". BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Force of Nature". thebiologist.rsb.org.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  11. ^ Nelson, Sue. "The flight that brings space weightlessness to Earth". Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Wally Funk's Race for Space | Saqi Books". www.saqibooks.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Sue Nelson home page". katemoonmanagement.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Why talking about death is a essential part of living | The Spectator". The Spectator. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  15. ^ "BBC – The Documentary: Before I Go – Media Centre". BBC. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Women in Journalism: BBC Reporter Sue Nelson visits SAI". SAI International School. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  17. ^ Nelson, Sue; Hollingham, Richard (2004). How to Clone the Perfect Blonde: Using Science to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True. Quirk Books. ISBN 9781594740084. How to Clone the Perfect Blonde.
  18. ^ Hollingham, Sue Nelson & Richard. How to Live Forever : Lives Less Ordinary. London. ISBN 9781446490358. OCLC 1012146241.
  19. ^ "Saqi to publish story of spurned American pilot | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Wally Funk's Race for Space by Sue Nelson | Waterstones". www.waterstones.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Book Sue Nelson – Conference Speaker – JLA". jla.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  22. ^ "New York Festivals – 2017 World's Best Radio Programs™ Winners". NewYorkFestivals.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

External links

  • Her website
  • Britain's Modern Brunels
  • Citizen Scientist
  • The Material World