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

'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


'Are you really with the perfect match?'

Sunday Mirror, 19th July 2015


'Has this Woman Devised the Ultimate Marriage Test?'

The Times, 7th July 2015


'Postnatal Depression in Fathers'

BBC Breakfast, 19th June 2015


'Ask A Grown-Up: Why do Humans Kiss?'

The Guardian Weekend Magazine, 26th July 2014


'Find your Tribe: Connect for Real'

Psychologies Magazine, September 2013

Public Engagement

'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


'Are you a helicopter parent?'

BBC iWonder, 10th November 2016


'The Science of Romance'

Social Science Bites, Podcast, 1st November 2016


'Are you cut out for marriage?'

BBC iWonder, 12th October 2016


'New Fathers'

Oxford Sparks, Podcast, 26th April 2016

'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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