Mr Michael Ellis
Science Communication Manager, National Research Foundation
Michael is a science communication manager at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF).
He has recently led the collaborative development of the NRF Engaged Research framework and has over a decade of experience in implementing science engagement and communication initiatives.
Michael has served on the management teams of the Cape Town Science Centre and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg.
He is currently responsible for the implementation of a participatory-action research grant programme, a science journalism internship, the South African Science Lens, FameLab SA and the national science debating initiative, amongst others science engagement programmes.
Michael has an MSc (Entomology), BSc Hons and a BSecEd (Sci) from the University of Pretoria.