I am a science communicator.  Please click on the organisations/publications in the menu above to see examples of my work.

I have been working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in a variety of roles since 2012.  I currently lead the communications efforts for CERN openlab, a partnership the organisation runs with ICT companies to accelerate innovation.  At CERN, I formerly held the roles of editor-in-chief for International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW) and European editor for The Science Node.  In addition, I served as a ‘work package’ leader in the EC-funded e-Science Talk project.

As well as having worked as a freelance science journalist for a variety of publications, I have also previously worked as online producer for New Scientist.


Please feel free to contact me using LinkedIn or via email at mail@andrew-purcell.com (EN, DE, FR).


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I recently had the pleasure of guiding visitors during the 2019 CERN Open Days, which saw 75,000 people come to the laboratory.  I was pleased to give tours of the CERN Data Centre, talk about the birth of the web at CERN, and give short presentations about CERN openlab.  My slides about CERN openlab’s work are available here: FR/EN.