Hermione Cockburn

Hermione Cockburn

Hermione Cockburn (born 1973) is a British television and radio presenter specialising in scientific and educational programmes.


She has a PhD in geomorphology from the University of Edinburgh, and has worked at various academic institutes including a two-year post-doctorate at the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Antarctica, Australia and Namibia.

In 1999, Cockburn helped establish the education service at Our Dynamic Earth, the prominent science centre and visitor attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2002, she won BBC Talent's Science on Screen competition and co-presented the "Tomorrow's World" Award Show on BBC One. Then, in 2005, Cockburn co-presented "What the Ancients Did for Us" with Adam Hart-Davis for BBC Two, exploring the scientific legacy of ancient civilisations, before joining the team of "Rough Science" (also on BBC Two), replacing Kathy Sykes for the sixth series.

Expert contributions for the BBC Television series "Coast" have included explanations of Scottish geomorphology, geoarchaeology and engineering geology.

In 2008 she presented the BBC Television/Open University documentary series "Fossil Detectives" for which she also wrote the companion book.

She is an associate lecturer with the Open University, teaching environmental science in Scotland and is also the regular presenter of "Resource Review" on the Teachers' TV channel.


* cite book
date =Sep 4, 2008
title =The Fossil Detectives
last = Cockburn
first = Hermione & Douglas Palmer
publisher = BBC Books (paperback)
id = ISBN 978-1846075773


External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/newtalent/presenting/success_hermione.shtml BBC profile]

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