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Nicholas Pitt

Public Engagement Officer (maternity cover)

Nicholas joined the centre in August 2021 as maternity cover, and he manages the public engagement programme. Nicholas’ role is focused on developing a range of methods, events and activities which actively involve the public in the many different research strands at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (WEH). 

Nicholas is a trained theatre director and has spent the majority of the last 15 years working in the creative and arts industries. He holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck College, University of London and runs his own independent production company No Stone Theatre. He has worked on a number of major productions and projects throughout the UK, as well as internationally with the British Council. The focus of his creative practice is developing new work, based around scientific and historical stories, topics and ideas by connecting and collaborating with teams of experts, researchers and artists. 

A recent notable project of his involved collaborating with researchers from Wellcome’s Sustainable & Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS), The Millennium Seed Bank, Kew Gardens and multiple UK Theatres on a critically acclaimed audio project focused on seed banks, biodiversity and food security.