Dr. Elaine Canning, Head of Special Projects at Swansea University, is a writer, editor and the driving force behind the Dylan Thomas Prize and Rhys Davies National Short Story Award on behalf of the Rhys Davies Trust. Connected with arts and culture organisations and events around the world, her debut novel The Sandstone City was published by Aderyn in 2022.
Huw Edwards is one of the UK’s most recognisable broadcasters and a lynchpin of BBC News. He undertook, in his spare time, a PhD on the history of the Welsh chapels of London, subsequently published as City Mission: The Story of Welsh Chapels. He has made a series of documentaries about Wales including Bread of Heaven, on the history of religion in Wales, which won five BAFTA Cymru awards.
Alice Gray is a Senior Communications Officer at Cardiff University and Freelance Science Presenter at the BBC. Her work focuses on science communication, policy development, and advocacy. She is particularly interested in inclusivity in science and science communication, and has extensive experience managing science festivals and engagement events in Wales. She is also skilled in creating media output that showcases Welsh science, including radio programmes, podcasts, TV news segments, and documentaries.
Elin Rhys achieved a successful career in broadcasting, dedicating herself to promoting science in Welsh. In 1993, she founded Telesgop, a multi-media company and is respected for her leadership skills and advocacy for workplace equality. She sits on Swansea University’s Council, Menter a Busnes and Golwg . She chaired the Welsh Government’s task and finish group on Welsh Language and Economic Development and was Chair of TAC, the media trade association in Wales.
Wendy Sadler is a senior lecturer in science communication and education at Cardiff University, and the founder of the award-winning non-profit organisation ‘Science Made Simple’. Her achievements have established her international reputation as a leader in public engagement with science. She has led a range of Wales-wide and international projects, ranging from changing how science is perceived as a career, to developing innovative ways to reach diverse audiences. She has consulted for many public and private bodies, including research councils and government, and helped shape policies on education and diversity in STEM.