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

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

He’s worked on YouTube videos that got hundreds of thousands of hits, tweets that saw millions of impressions, press releases that went international, school workshops for thousands of students and science pub nights that had crowds cheering for more.

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

Email Dr Phil here.

Some Phil Up On Science partners and clients:

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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.


Insights to inspire scientists to think differently about communication, and practical tips to inspire success. Different modules to suit your organisation:

  • Writing, for the public, the media or your colleagues
  • Verbal presentations and videomaking
  • Social media and online
  • School outreach

More details on the Training page, or contact me now to develop your custom session.


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.

Watch the action on the Phil Up On Science – LIVE YouTube channel


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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