Greg is a Science Junkie. Half science geek, half adrenaline-junkie, he’s up for pushing himself and science to the limit. As a daredevil scientist, Greg’s on a mission to find original, edgy and immersive ways to carry out science documentaries.
Last year Greg was making Big Ben chime 13 times, playing the guitar at 60mph, and microwaving ants on BBC Three’s first science documentary ‘Secrets Of The Universe’. The show told the ‘13.7 billion year story of you’ through lots of fun daredevil stunts.
Last year also saw Greg put himself on the line to persuade Gavin Henson to take a direct hit from 750,000 volts of electricity on ‘How To Kill A Celebrity’ on Bravo. In 2009 Greg was the Science & Tech expert on BBC2’s quiz series ‘KnowItAlls’, where he judged members of the public on their science knowledge. He has also presented BBC1’s children’s science and invention series ‘Whizz Whizz Bang Bang’ where he made crazy inventions such as an underwater canoe, hover-board, robotic horse and a jet engine bed driven by The Stig.
Greg completed his science degree at Cambridge University where he received a first class B.A. (Hons) in Natural Sciences. His degree covered all areas of science including Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Evolution & Behaviour and The History And Philosophy Of Science. He’s also got a Masters in Science Media Production from Imperial College.
Greg tours his science of extreme sports live show – Science Junkie – at schools, science festivals, music festivals and extreme sports festivals around the UK. He also co-hosts a science podcast called ‘Droppin’ Science‘ that’s full of quirky news from the world of science, all wrapped up in a funky MTV style production.
Greg grew up in the Lake District where he spent his time kayaking, climbing and merrily hanging off high wire ropes. Plus, with a love of snowboarding, kite-boarding, and surfing Greg isn’t fazed by a total wipe out!