Dr Aoife O'Mongain

Dr Aoife O'MongainCommunications Team Leader

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 650 0230

Mobile: 07989 115657

E-mail Dr Aoife O'Mongain


  • 2009–current: Team Leader of Communications
  • 2007–current: Project Leader of School Seismology Project in Scotland
  • 2004–2006: Project Leader of Remote seismic monitoring and research of the volcanic island of Tristan da Cunha
  • 2004: British Science Association Media fellowship with BBC
  • 2003–2005: Replacement seismologist at Montserrat Volcano Observatory
  • 1998–2003: Forensic Seismologist
  • 1998: PhD University of Leeds, Seismology
  • 1994: BSc University College Dublin, Geophysical Science

Research interests

  • Increasing the visibility of BGS science and technology
  • Communicating science to the public
  • Making science exciting for school children
  • Using new media to promote BGS science
  • Promoting BGS experts to address media, government and public questions on related science


  • Press release writing
  • Mentoring scientists to enhance their communication skills
  • Encouraging staff to participate in science communication
  • Story-boarding and the creation of podcasts
  • Running workshops as part of the School Seismology Project
  • Event organisation
  • Media management
  • Press conference organisation
  • Development of new and dynamic web content

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

  • Communications officer for the Geology Section of the British Science Association
  • Member of the Association of British Science Writers
  • Member of Stempra (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine Public Relations Association)

Published outputs