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Proof recruits experienced STEM communicators

by AprilSix Proof

Bryony Chinnery and Laurie Winkless join the expanding team

Bryony Chinnery joins Proof as an account manager with over three years’ PR experience in a range of sectors, including science, technology, consumer and transport PR. Past clients include global giants Elsevier, Gemalto, Unilever, Serco, Johnson & Johnson and SanDisk as well as industry bodies such as the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, the European Science Foundation, the Society of Biology and IP EXPO Europe. Having also played key roles in a number of campaigns centred on social media, stakeholder relations, lead generation and issues and crisis management, Bryony can look at the whole spectrum of communications to find the best solution for each client. Bryony graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2011, where she studied Public Relations.

Laurie Winkless joins Proof as a senior account executive from the media arm of the Nobel Foundation, where she managed a large portfolio of their digital media output, including social media channels, websites and video content. She was the Press Officer for the London office of Nobel Media, interacting with journalists across the world on a series of large corporate events with Nobel Laureates, in association with AstraZeneca.

Before that, Laurie spent seven years in a physics lab – working on everything from nanotechnology to energy harvesting – in the materials team at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). She is an experienced science communicator with strong editorial skills and an in-depth understanding of physics, engineering and energy technologies. She is an established science writer, having produced numerous pieces for channels such as Materials Today, BBC Radio and Science Uncovered, and is writing her first pop-sci book “Science and the City”, due for publication by Bloomsbury in August 2016.