- Hermione Cockburn
Hermione Cockburn (born 1973) is a British
televisionand radio presenterspecialising in scientificand educationalprogrammes.
She has a
PhDin geomorphologyfrom the University of Edinburgh, and has worked at various academic institutes including a two-year post-doctorate at the School of Earth Sciencesat the University of Melbourne. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Antarctica, Australiaand Namibia.
In 1999, Cockburn helped establish the education service at
Our Dynamic Earth, the prominent science centreand visitor attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 2002, she won
BBCTalent'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-Davisfor BBC Two, exploring the scientific legacy of ancient civilisations, before joining the team of " Rough Science" (also on BBC Two), replacing Kathy Sykesfor the sixth series.
Expert contributions for the
BBC Televisionseries "Coast" have included explanations of Scottish geomorphology, geoarchaeologyand engineering geology.
In 2008 she presented the
BBC Television/ Open Universitydocumentary series " Fossil Detectives" for which she also wrote the companion book.
She is an associate lecturer with the
Open University, teaching environmental sciencein Scotland and is also the regular presenter of "Resource Review" on the Teachers' TVchannel.
* cite book
Sep 4, 2008
title =The Fossil Detectives
last = Cockburn
first = Hermione & Douglas Palmer
id = ISBN 978-1846075773
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/newtalent/presenting/success_hermione.shtml BBC profile]
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