About

Lewis is part neuroscientist, science educator and fiddle-player passionate about community-led science and art collaboration.

He directs and performs with the Science Ceilidh, an award-winning band-come-education project exploring science through traditional Scottish dance & arts with both adult communities and schools.

He is the Science and Scotland Ambassador for the Fun Palaces campaign celebrating "Everyone An Artist, Everyone a Scientist", feeding into a UK-wide three-year action research project on grassroots community cultural engagement. He is also Scientist-In-Residence at Voluntary Arts Scotland and shopping centre Ocean Terminal, running Leith Labs.

Lewis has performed and consulted on STEM projects across the world, with particular highlights including being involved in five Abu Dhabi Science Festivals, competing in the first Science Show International Cup in Estonia, meeting Michelle Obama at the World Innovation Summit Education 2015 in Qatar, speaking on BBC2 Arts Night with author Meg Rosoff on creativity, and winning the NCCPE Engage STEM 2014 Award for the science-theatre show Deadinburgh.

His research background at the University of Edinburgh is in using neuroimaging to look at anatomical brain asymmetries and how this may change in certain psychiatric or neurological disorders, through brain evolution and with musical training at the University of Edinburgh. He won both the British Neuroscience Association & International Medical Science Undergraduate Award in his undergraduate degree, and was a Science Fellow at the Exploring the Mind Through Music Conference in Rice University 2016.

During the evenings, he can be found playing the fiddle in pubs around the city or dancing himself, having used to compete in Scottish Country Dancing and now keen on trying new dances from around the world!

Compering TEDX University of Edinburgh 2013 

Compering TEDX University of Edinburgh 2013