Robert Davies

Head of Marketing and Communications (Maternity Cover)

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  • Robert Davies

Role

Rob is responsible for making sure as many people as possible hear about all the Ri and the amazing opportunities to engage with science provided by the Ri and for raising awareness of the organisation’s rich heritage and continuing impact on the future of science.

He is always on the look-out for new ways to engage with and talk to the Ri’s members, supporters and partners and takes the lead on all communications and marketing activities, including managing all media and filming requests. 

About

Rob was born in Wales before moving to the midlands at an early age.  He supports Wales, his son supports England.  He now lives in Berkshire and is still commuting into London nine years after he said he’d only do it for a few months.  He has 20+ years in communications, most recently handling all internal and external corporate communications for the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency.

Scientific Inspiration

This is difficult for me as I don’t have a scientific background, but I can’t be anything other than amazed by the people who take such complex abstract theories, devise experiments to prove them, and then develop their findings to have life-changing impacts in the real world.

Favourite Experiment / Demo

Despite my lack of a scientific background, I do have 2 young children and in the next school holidays I will be trying out some of the ExpeRimental activities from the Ri website.  Rubber band cannons and fizzy bottle rockets look like a lot of fun for any age.

Best thing about the Ri

The history.  I may have mentioned that I don’t have a scientific background, but I do love history.  And you’re surrounded by it at the Ri.  From Faraday’s lab in the museum, to the lecture theatre, and the portraits on the wall, you really do feel like you’re walking through history.