Ep 30. Monster girls, parasitism and social media with Tommy Leung

SPECIAL GUEST: DR TOMMY LEUNG (UNE)

James chats with king of outreach and parasite ‘otaku’ Dr Tommy Leung. Tommy is a prolific researcher, communicator, artist and philosopher. When he is not researching the ecology and evolution of parasites he is exploring creative dimensions with Illustration and engaging with scientists and artists through his online persona.

We discuss how scientists are much more creative than they are given credit for and how Tommy explores his favourite parasites with wonderful sci-fi-esque works of art. We also discuss the role social media plays in the communication of scientific research and the pro’s and con’s of how scientists can portray themselves online.

See his art here

Read the Parasite of the Day Blog here

Follow Tommy on Twitter @The_Episiarch

Visit his research website

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Music: ‘Strange Stuff’ by Sonic Wallpaper – www.sonicwallpaper.bandcamp.com

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