Public & Media Engagement

One of Anna’s great passions is ensuring that the results of her research have real world applications and that these are communicated to the public. She is regularly called upon to take part in science festivals, podcasts, school events and other public engagement opportunities and audiences find her areas of research relatable, entertaining and engaging. She is particularly interested in events which engage with women and young people with the aim of encouraging these under-represented groups to be involved with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

Media Engagement


'#HealthHackers with Dr Anna Machin' 

Facebook Live and Podcast, 16th May 2018


'Have we killed cupid?'

Women’s Health Magazine, May 2018


'Dad Power: The surprising new science of fatherhood'

New Scientist, 24th March 2018


'The Science of Close Relationships'

BBC Radio Bristol, 14th February 2018


'Just Good Friends'

Diva, February 2018


'Love at first sight is really just lust or even false memory'

New Scientist, 27th December 2017


'Hookups, sexting and unwanted threesomes: first-time dating in the age of Tinder'

The Guardian, 14th November 2017


'Why do humans kiss?'

Simon Mayo Drivetime, BBC Radio 2, 19th October 2017


'Dad's are wired to mother too'

The Pulse, National Public Radio, USA, 7th March 2017


'Twitter takeover'

@OxfordSparks, 16th March 2017


'Angry and Overwhelmed: The Men who Experience Postnatal Depression'

Broadly Vice, 9th March 2017


'Human Attraction' 

The Why Factor, BBC World Service,  24th June 2016


'Why do you really swipe right? 7 things you didn't know about digital dating',  27th April 2016


'Perinatal Mental Health in Men'

BBC Radio Scotland, 26th February 2016


'Meet the men who got PTSD from watching their partner give birth'

Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2016


Public Engagement

'The Life of Dad, Pint of Science 2018' 

Oxford, 15th May 2018 (and see clip above)


'The Neuroscience of Love'

Talk given to Kings College, London’s Neuroscience Society, 6th February 2018


'The Science of Love or Love in the Time of Tinder'

Talk given to The Oxford University Experimental Psychology Club, Brasenose College, Oxford 18th October 2017


'What is Love?'

Panel and public debate at The Curiosity Carnival, University of Oxford, 29th September 2017


'Engagement with Mental Health Research'

Workshop hosted by the Wellcome Trust, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 16th September 2017


'Is love real?'

Facebook Live Event with Oxford Sparks 15th August 2017 (see clip above)


'50 Words Grand Prize Giving Ceremony'

Science writing competition for 11-16 year olds. Weston Library, The Bodlein, Oxford, 4th July 2017


'The Biological Dad'  and  'Dad & Baby: Building the Bond'

Drop in mini-talks, It’s a Dad Thing, The Engine Shed, Lincoln, 11th June 2017


'Is falling in love bad for you?'

Oxplore, 29th May 2017


'Love in the Time of Tinder Pint of Science Festival 2017'

Oxford, 15th May 2017

'Anna's work gets to the very heart of what it is to be human'

Get in touch!

Literary Agent

Sally Holloway

Felicity Bryan Associates.

01865 513816


Media and PR Agent

Sue Ayton and Helen Purvis

Knight Ayton Management

020 3795 1806

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