Nicky Shale is a Science Writer and Communicator for, a news service managed by the Science Communication Unit, and for , engaging audiences with drought and water scarcity research findings.
Research, practice and projects
Science for Environment Policy is a news and information service produced by the Unit on behalf of the European Commission’s DG Environment. It communicates environmental research findings in easy-to-understand articles and reports to policymakers across Europe, reinforcing the links between science and policy.
‘About Drought’ communicates about the UK Drought and Water Scarcity research programme supporting improved decision-making in relation to drought and water scarcity by providing research that identifies, predicts and responds to the inter relationships between their multiple drivers and impacts. Nicky is working on a series of briefs and short videos aimed at a range of water user audiences.
Nicky is an ecologist and worked as a multimedia content producer prior to joining the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit. Whilst working as a freelance content producer Nicky worked across a number of sectors: as a producer and videographer on broadcast television projects for BBC2, BBC3, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery; as a content producer for the Science Museum and National Maritime Museum; and on campaign content for a range of charities. She also took part in the Teach First Programme teaching secondary science for two years in an inner city London school for the charity and gaining a PGCE from Canterbury Christchurch University. She has a PG Cert in Ecological Survey Techniques from University of Oxford and an Honours Degree in Zoology from University of Bristol.
She is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecological and Environmental Monitoring and takes part in the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme.