Team members, advisors and contributors
Founder & Director
Emmanuel completed a PhD at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, USA), studying how the Ocean controls Hurricane intensity and how Hurricane can in turn influence the climate via their interaction with the Ocean.
He launched Science Feedback to help the scientific community play a leading role in providing the public with accurate information on scientific topics.
Science Editor, Health
Iria earned an undergraduate degree in biology and an MSc in secondary education from the University of Oviedo (Spain). After obtaining her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vall d’Hebrón Research Institute (Barcelona, Spain). Her research has focused on understanding the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease to search for new treatments.
Science Editor, Climate and Ecology
Nikki holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied plant-bacterial interactions. As a freelance science writer, she covers climate, ecology, evolution, and research news. Her work appears in Nature, Science, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other outlets.
Science Editor, Biology
Jessica holds an MS in microbiology from UMass Amherst and an MS in science journalism from Boston University. She has conducted laboratory and field research in biofuels and environmental restoration. And since 2011 she has covered science research news for PNAS, Nature Medicine, The Scientist, and others.
Science Editor, Climate
Scott holds a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches college-level Earth science, and has worked as a freelance science journalist covering the geosciences since 2011, primarily for Ars Technica.
Science Editor, Health
Pablo obtained his PhD in Immunology from the University Paris – Descartes (France). He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, U.S.) and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research focused on different topics in cell biology, including the regulation of T lymphocyte activation, the mechanics of cell deformation, and the use of biomaterials of specific geometry to guide the growth of biological tissues.
Science Editor, Health
Flora obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. During her doctoral studies, she examined how a human-colonising microbe could evolve in response to changes within a mammalian host, and how this process could influence microbial virulence. After a brief stint as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, she joined Health Feedback in 2018 as science editor. She has also worked as a freelance science writer – her articles have appeared in Asian Scientist Magazine and A*STAR Research.
Chief Of Operations
Susanna completed a Master degree in Marketing & Business Administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management. She worked for many years as Head of Marketing for a French Film Distribution Company, until deciding to join On Purpose – a one-year leadership program supporting experienced professionals to switch into the social enterprise sector.
Erwan completed a PhD in statistical physic. He then brought his expertise to the software engineering department at the artificial intelligence company Snips, and later joined the French “Ministère de la Culture” on the “pass Culture” project. He specializes in the construction of web and mobile applications and intelligent data processing systems of all types.
Fundraising & Development Officer
Marie completed a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the French IMT Lille Douai engineering school. She worked for 10 years as Project Manager in the telecommunications sector, until she felt the need to work for purpose-driven organisations. She recently initiated a transition to the social enterprise sector by joining the On Purpose Associate program and, as such, joined Science Feedback for a 6-month placement. She will focus on fundraising activities and also drive workflows improvement.
Finance & Partnerships Lead
Vincent completed a Master degree in Economics at AgroParisTech (Paris Saclay University) and holds a Master of Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He worked for the French Ministry of Economy and Finance as head of higher education and research office. He later joined the French Agency of continuing professional education (Afpa) as deputy CEO.
How we work
Science editors identify trending news and claims according to their influence on social media and the quantity or degree of scientific evidence within the reporting. Once an article or claim is selected for review, one editor leads the fact-checking effort by contacting relevant experts, reading and summarizing the scientific literature on the topic, and writing a draft of the review. At least one other editor reviews the draft, challenges the claims, and pinpoints where additional clarity and references are needed. Challenging questions are decided by the director.
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, MIT
Member of the US National Academy of Science
Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Founding director of the Center for Collective Intelligence
Head of Communication, Marketing and Influence actions at Fermes d’Avenir
Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Science Director, Climate Communication
Associate Professor, University of California, Merced
- Ben Okun — Editorial support
- Daniel Nethery — Associate Editor
- Laura Kiritze-Topor — Graphic Design
- Lauren Raimondo Gaffney — Graphic Design