Scientist, writer, presenter and zoo-LOL-ogist 

Zara has been a regular contributor to digital media platform BBC The Social since 2016. Her videos blend comedy with every-day science topics, from the chemistry of hangovers to the science of Tinder. She has also delved into musical comedy, working with musician Stuart Cromarty to tackle topics like social media addiction (see below!).




In the run up to Scotland's 2014 independence referendum, Zara created the satirical pop star 'Lady Alba'. Lady Alba's music video 'Bad Romance' received widespread attention online and offline. Arts critic Joyce McMillan described the act as: "sharp, witty, well-made, and a great advertisement for the sheer creative energy and wit of the latest generation of young Scottish artists."


Lady Alba is currently on hiatus but you can watch her videos on YouTube.



You can watch more of Zara's videos on the BBC The Social feed or Facebook page.




Dr Zara Gladman is a regular presenter and guest on live TV and radio. Watch a Showreel and read about some of her latest projects below.