Science, society and culture

Dr Francis Sedgemore

Dr Francis Sedgemore is a journalist, writer and editor who covers many and various topics, including but not limited to science, engineering, technology, politics, education and the arts. Before leaving academia in 2003, Francis was a research scientist and university teacher specialising in atmospheric and space physics.

With experience ranging from research papers and other technical documents to journalistic feature articles and news reports, Francis has worked in academic publishing, magazines, newsletters, and online media.

As a journalist and communications consultant, Francis’ clients have included science and engineering publishers, general news media, government, and third sector organisations.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Francis engages in sustainable transport advocacy and local community action. In his spare time, Francis rides bikes and rings bells, and he is a musician with a special interest in traditional arts.

Francis is part of the National Union of Journalists. A member of the NUJ’s Cambridge branch, Francis is also vice-chair of Equality Council, and a member of the union’s Ethics Council and Public Relations and Communications Council. Its name notwithstanding, the NUJ is an international body representing communications workers in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with pockets of activity in continental Europe.

Francis lives on the boundary between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the east of England.