Gareth Barton

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The world is changing. It's becoming increasingly complex, increasingly technical and increasingly scientific. At the same time access to knowledge is wider and more democratic than it ever has been. The result is a gap; a world filled with people who want and are able to learn, but without the bridge between the scientific and the everyday. That's where science communicators come in. We have the ability to take the complex and make it simple, to take the difficult and make it beautiful. There are innumerable opportunities for people with our training and our curiosity. To me that is what science communication is: sharing curiosity.

For me, this had led to medicine. I work for a company that takes an ever flowing stream of scientific literature and turns it into usable information for doctors, pharmacists and nurses. I get paid to research, write and talk about science, medicine and the human body. I have helped hundreds of people to better health, met a ton of amazing people and know more about syphilis than the average person should.

I love my job...
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