Scientist, writer, presenter and zoo-LOL-ogist
Dr Zara Gladman has a PhD in crayfish from the University of Glasgow and a First Class BSc in Zoo-LOL-ogy. She lives and works in Glasgow.
By day, Zara is the Public Engagement Co-ordinator for Glasgow Science Festival, developing innovative, award-winning projects that connect the public with science.
By night, Zara works on a range of independent and personal projects, including a regular slot writing, filming and editing science comedy videos for BBC The Social. In 2016, Zara was among 20 'ones to watch' on The List Magazine's Digital Hot List. She has written and co-written critically-acclaimed screenplays and theatre.
Zara founded the 'weegie branch of Bright Club, a comedy night in which academics perform stand-up comedy about their research. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Stand Comedy Clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh and even Edinburgh Zoo!
'Lady Alba', Zara's satirical 'alter ego' rose to fame during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, with appearances on the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, STV, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Irish Times and The Independent.