Fran Scott is demonstration designer, pyrotechnician and Science Content Developer at the Royal Institution as well as being a well-known face when it comes to Science on Children’s television. A scientist 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 of 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. She is best known for her playful (and often fiery) demonstrations on Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom (CBBC).
Now, as Fran (and her audiences) are aging, she’s made the move into more adult-focused programming and is allowing her love of engineering to take centre stage. Recently she has fronted The Department of Complaints (More4), shown her analytical side as the Engineering judge on Series2 of Lego Masters (Channel4), and has been an expert contributor on Engineering Catastrophes (Discovery) and How Hacks Work (Viasat Explore).
With the draw of science and engineering being Fran’s aim main, it makes sense that she also approaches her audiences from the stage. Running her own stage productions company (Great Scott! Productions) she writes and produces high octane shows for clients such as Google, Siemens and National Grid. Also her work as the Science Content Producer at the Royal Institution sees her heading up the demonstration team for their world famous Christmas Lectures.
In addition Fran also write content for print and is a columnist for both The Week Junior and National Geographic Kids, as well as a contributor to Huffington Post.
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