Dr Niamh Shaw

Scientist/Engineer | Communicator | Space Explorer | Creative, Niamh Shaw Limited

About Dr Niamh Shaw

Dr Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist and performer. She is passionate about igniting peoples curiosity and particularly interested in doing this by combining creativity with science topics. She presents the human story of science, creating theatre shows, public events and contributions to media with this focus. She has set herself a life’s mission to get to space, as artist and explorer. She hopes that by sharing the human story behind such a venture, it will help us better understand our place in the story of space, and the beauty of our planet Earth. Recently voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists (merging science, technology, engineering, arts and maths), her contribution to science and its application to Irish life was acknowledged by Uachtaráin na hÉireann, President Michael D. Higgins at his annual St Patricks Day reception in 2017 in Áras an Uachtaráin. She is artist in residence at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Humanities co-chair at 2018 Space Studies Programme, and the Dublin point of contact for Ireland’s national Space week. Niamh provides specialised communication workshops for researchers and academics. She collaborates with research and science institutions, arts & media centres, private corporations and NGO’s to attract new audiences of all ages to science and space. Niamh recently appeared on RTE’s new chat show The Tommy Tiernan Show to speak about her passion for space as scientist and artist. She contributes to BBC’s monthly Sky at Night astronomy magazine and writes a multimedia column aimed at adults to encourage new ways to engage with STEM, for the online journal Headstuff . Niamh believes that we can be many things at the same time. She is curious, always and embraces failure every day. She wants you to experience science- with feeling.

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Aug 05, 2018

Delighted to be an advisor of Inspiring STEM and looking forward to interacting with everyone in the network

Apr 04, 2018

I would love to connect with i.am.angel foundation one day- an incredible initiative. 

Apr 04, 2018

Thanks for this piece, Martin. The show went really well and we got a great review in the main national paper 'The Irish Times'. We are in the process of planning our UK tour as part of Culture Ireland's GB18 showcase programme, which is fully funded. So we're on the lookout for UK theatre venues to bring the show to this year, given that we have funding to tour the UK.



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