Writer, performer, science nerd, astronomy wannabe, musician.

Former laser physicist, rock star, high-school wrangler, beach bum and IT geek. (Full career and qualifications on LinkedIn)

Gets on with it, gets on with you, gets it done.


Entertaining shows with songs, stories and experiments. Singalongs, audience participation, but never quite venturing into interpretive dance. Oh and there may be some science along the way too.

Solo gigs, groups, or as an MC to get your scientists, guest speakers and audience in the right mood. A selection of Dr Phil’s past gigs are listed on the Dr Phil live page.

To find out when the next gig is near you subscribe to the email list here, follow @philuponscience or like the Phil Up On Science Facebook page.


With a PhD in physics, tough schooling from a Reuters newshound, and over a decade of science communication experience, Dr Phil can cover astronomy, nanotech, cosmology, engineering, physics, technology chemistry, quantum science, biology, genetics, environment… or anything else you need done intelligently and intelligibly. Commission a story now.

Links to some writing examples are on the Writing page.


Phil Up On Science videos are full of the unlikely science that’s all around you. Gravitational waves in your bed, planets in your pantry or explosions in your yoghurt. You’ll never feel the same way about your kitchen.

To find out as soon as a new video is released, subscribe to the email list here, follow @philuponscience or like the Phil Up On Science Facebook page.

As well as at philuponscience.com.au, the videos are here:

YouTube Channel

Facebook video feed.



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