University of Wolverhampton academic secures a media fellowship place with a leading science organisation

A University of Wolverhampton academic has secured a fellowship place with a leading science organisation.

Dr Martin Khechara won the place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellowship scheme for 2020 after applying for the award. Following a selection process that included an application and an interview, Dr Khechara was chosen for this year’s Fellowship. The place has been sponsored by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

The British Science Association is a charity and learned society founded in 1831 to aid in the promotion and development of science.

The British Science Association’s Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practicing scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as The Guardian, BBC Breakfast or Sky News.

Dr Khechara will have the chance to be selected to work within the media later this year to gain an understanding of how the media works and to collaborate on stories with journalists. As well as undertaking the media placement, Dr Khechara will also take part in presenting at the British Science Festival. It is then hoped that he will be involved in future news stories promoting biomedical science.