The Author

Melanie Smallman is an academic, communications specialist, environmental campaigner and Labour and Cooperative Party activist.

Training initially in life-sciences, Melanie has a Masters degree in science communication and has worked in communications for a variety of UK based science and environmental organisations including the Natural Environment Research Council and The Science Museum.  For eight years she was an adviser to the Chief Scientist in Defra.  She is currently director of Think-Lab, a science and environmental policy and communications consultancy and a researcher in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL.

Melanie is National Secretary of SERA, Labour’s environment campaign and a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum.  She was a Labour Councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham from 1996-2006, taking Cabinet responsibility for Education and was Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Hammersmith and Fulham in 2005.

email: melaniesmallman(at)

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