Dr Helen Pilcher is an author, speaker and science communication consultant. She likes drinking tea and writing books about science.
‘Life Changing: How Humans are Changing Life on Earth’ was The Times 2020 Science Book of the Year. ‘Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction’ was Radio 2’s ‘Fact not Fiction’ book of the week. ‘Small Inventions that Made a Big Difference’ spawned Helen’s 2022 TEDx Manchester talk. Her latest book is ‘The Time Nature Keeps,’ out May 2023.
Helen regularly hosts and speaks at public events. She writes for the likes of Science Focus, BBC Wildlife and The Guardian, and often appears on various podcasts, radio and TV shows.
An experienced science communicator, with more than 20 years of experience, Helen runs workshops and offers one-to-one coaching to help scientists and others communicate more effectively.
Helen is also a lapsed neuroscientist, with a PhD in stem cell biology. Unusually for a self-proclaimed geek, Helen also used to be a stand-up comedian before the arrival of children meant she was unable to stay awake past 9pm. She now gigs from time to time, and lives in rural Warwickshire with her family and her genetically modified wolf, Higgs.
Find Helen on Twitter @helenpilcher1