Dr James Logan
Scientist and TV Presenter
James has recently finished filming for Insect Dissection for the BBC, which initially transmitted in March 2013, on BBC Four.
James will also be filming for Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic this summer, and has already filmed for series 6 of Embarrassing Bodies, which is currently transmitting on channel 4. James has also recently appeared on Easter Eggs Live, for Channel 4.
James is a leader in his field. An internationally renowned research leader, he lectures at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has been elected Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. He specializes in parasites and entomology, but his expertise ranges across many areas of science including biology, chemistry and travel health.
James has a talent for presenting in an accessible and entertaining style. On television, he has appeared on a large number of shows, including DMAX’s Squeamish
and the BBC’s The One Show
and Bang Goes the Theory
, as well as Discovery’s Weird Connections
. He has featured on Channel 4’s popular show Embarrassing Bodies
, and recently appeared on Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic
. Famously, he has examined the impact of parasites on himself!
James has an outstanding scientific training with a first class honours degree in Zoology and won the Alfred Russel Wallace Award for his PhD, which was judged to make the most significant contribution to entomology.
Another of James’s passions is conservation, and he has contributed to volunteer projects around the globe, which include protecting and monitoring primates, turtles and endangered marsupials in Costa Rica, Northern Cyprus and the South Australian outback.
James’ expertise is remarkably accessible, resulting in an invitation to become a Science Ambassador for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET), which aims to inspire young people in science. His Scottish charm and boundless enthusiasm for science communication make James an excellent presenter and public speaker.