Britt Wray

Britt Wray

Science Storyteller

Science storyteller Dr. Britt Wray is a writer, podcast producer, and host exploring the social entanglements of science and the mental health impacts of the climate crisis. She is the author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction (published in 2017 by Greystone Books in partnership with The David Suzuki Institute).

She has been a contributing host on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s national science TV show The Nature of Things, co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World and guest host of Canada’s national radio show CBC Quirks and Quarks. Wray holds a PhD in Science Communication from the University of Copenhagen and is now redirecting her research and practice towards the mental health impacts of the climate crisis.

She is currently writing her next book This Is Mental: How the Environmental Crisis Messes With Our Minds and What We Can Do About It, to be published in 2021 by Knopf-Random House. Britt is a 2019 TED Resident, a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, has been a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Arthur L Carter Institute for Journalism and is a TED speaker. Her TED Talk is called “How climate change affects your mental health”.



Sessions with this Speaker

Lightning Talk Series

  • Climate Crisis
Join us for three exciting, back-to-back SPARK Talks on the themes of climate change & innovation.

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Britt Wray Science Storyteller
Katharine Hayhoe Climate Scientist, Texas Tech University
Umberto Fugiglando Research Manager and Partnerships Lead, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology