Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Brett Cherry

Science Communications & Marketing Mgr


I work closely with the Institute’s Communications Team, Research Coordinators and Directorate to ensure that we are communicating the activities and outcomes of sustainability research at Newcastle University in the most effective ways possible. This includes communicating and sharing important, relevant findings with the Institute’s Partnership Committee and with other policy makers, expert practitioners and international academics to help create research impacts.

I provide communications support to numerous research projects affiliated with the Institute for Sustainability including Newcastle University's demonstration projects in sustainability such as Science Central, Nafferton Farm and Cockle Park Farm. While science and engineering are at the core of the Institute’s mission in the world, it includes vital work from the social sciences. I have a special interest in the relationship between multiple disciplines in communicating a deeper understanding of science in society, and the interface between research and policy.

My academic and professional careers have revolved around philosophy, the physical sciences, media studies, science and technology studies and journalism. I have worked as a writer and researcher in environmental and science journalism, and as an investigative reporter, in the US, Canada and the UK.