BAFTA nominated science and engineering presenter.BBC
You may know Fran from her fiery demonstrations on CBBC’s Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom, or more recently as the Engineering judge on Channel 4’s Lego Masters or perhaps as an expert on Abandoned Engineering.
Either way, as well as being a well-known face when it comes to Science demonstrations on television, Fran is also a pyrotechnician and Science Content Producer at The Royal Institution.
A neuroscientist by education but an engineer at heart, Fran uses her knowledge to entertain and excite audiences of stage and screen, using high impact demonstrations to prove her scientific point.
Inspired by the lack of female scientist role models on Children’s TV, 13 years ago Fran set about to change that and after working behind the scenes for several years Fran made the move to in-front of camera in 2012.
She has since presented 8 series for CBBC, 6 series for BBC Learning and 1 for BBC Worldwide, with her shows receiving numerous recognitions including four BAFTA nominations, a JAPAN prize nomination and an RTS award.
Fran has designed demonstrations for science books and kits for many years and has contributed to more than 11 Science books and kits. Currently she is a columnist for both the Week Junior, National Geographic Kids and a contributor to the Huffington Post.