MC 2014

PIC PAUL SHARP/SHARPPIX           Jonathan McCrae

Jonathan McCrea is a multi award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, who presents The Science Squad on RTE,  The Lie on Tv3 and Futureproof on Newstalk 106-108fm. He is also the founder of Whipsmart Media, a science and technology communications company based in Dublin.

In 2012, Jonathan presented the critically acclaimed series The Science Squad for RTE 1, a 6-part TV series looking at cutting-edge science in Ireland. The second series aired in November of 2013 and the third series is currently in post-production.

Futureproof is Newstalk’s flagship science programme that has travelled the globe from from French Guiana to the Arctic Circle. It has been awarded the PPI National Radio Award for Best Specialist Speech Programme in 2014, 2012, won silver in 2013 and was also selected for the International Media Award The Science Studio.

As part of his role as a science communicator, Jonathan has provided training and workshops for organisations such as The British Council, Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc. He has also has fronted or produced a number of large public events for Enterprise Ireland, Sony Pictures, The Science Gallery, Electric Picnic, Midlands Science Festival, Adidas, Thesis In 3 and Famelab International, among others.

Jonathan has written on science and technology for the Irish Times and the Irish Independent among other outlets and is the resident technology expert on George Hook’s prime-time programme on Newstalk, The Right Hook.  Jonathan has been a columnist for Stellar Magazine, Confetti and wrote regularly for the Sunday Business Post on film.

He is currently writing his first book,  Say that Again: The Science of Powerful Communication.