Dr. Miriam Law Smith provides scientific consultancy to television production companies, including appearances as an on-screen expert. See below for details of Miriam’s media experience. For broadcast and media enquiries please contact via Twitter @DrMiriam
Television and Radio
December 2018: Radio interview with BBC Cumbria; as guest Psychologist discussing intelligence, and the nature and nurture of talent and success.
October 2015: Television appearance as guest Psychologist on the Channel 4 documentary My Mania and Me.
March – May 2015: Television appearances as guest Psychologist on 5 episodes of Richard E Grant’s Seven Deadly Sins of the Animal Kingdom, shown on Discovery Channel UK (and SKY 3D).
July 2014: Television appearance on BBC Newsnight as guest Psychologist discussing the perception of masculinity in men.
May- June 2013: Scientific consultant to Blink Film on Ape-man, on National Geographic UK, and Going Ape, National Geographic USA, including on-screen appearance as a guest Psychologist conducting a live science demo on detecting cues to ovulation in humans.
October 2011: Live radio interview with BBC Scotland; as guest Psychologist discussing my research on hormone levels and how they can relate to personality and behaviour. My research was also covered on Scottish television news channel STV.
February 2006: Television interview with Discovery Channel, Canada. As guest Psychologist, presenting my research on oestrogen and facial appearance. The interview was also shown on Discovery Channels in USA, and across Europe and Asia.
November 2005: Live radio interviews; as guest Psychologist discussing my research on how hormones can relate to facial appearance, with BBC Five Live, BBC Scotland, BBC Shropshire, Real Radio (Glasgow), Wave 102fm (Dundee), South East radio (Ireland), VIPonair (Glasgow), Spin 1038 (Dublin), and Newstalk 106 (Dublin).
October 2005: Live radio interviews; as guest Psychologist discussing my research on how personality can be linked to underlying biology, with BBC Radio 2, BBC World Service, BBC Beds & Herts, BBC Bucks & Milton Keynes and VIPonair (Glasgow).
Popular Science Writing
October 2011: Guest Blog on Scientific American: Commentary invited by the editors of Scientific American. Article: Don’t Lose the Context! Are you maternal enough to be a woman?
Press coverage of my research
October 2011: UK and Europe: Daily Express (UK), Daily Telegraph (UK), Daily Mail (UK), The Independent (Ireland), Belfast Telegraph (N.Ireland), The Huffington Post (UK), The Scotsman (Scotland), Metro (UK), Sunday Mercury (UK), The Press and Journal (Scotland), The Times of Malta (Malta). Rest of World: New Zealand Herald (NZ), The Times of India (India), The Courier Mail (Australia), China Daily (China),
November 2008: The Herald (UK)
March 2006: The Independent (Ireland)
November 2005: New Scientist (Worldwide). UK and Europe: BBC News Online (UK), The Telegraph (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Independent (UK), The Times (UK), The Daily Mail (UK), Metro (UK), Herald (Scotland), Scotsman (Scotland)., Psychologie Heute (Netherlands), Orange News (Poland), Aftenposten (Norway), Psychologies (Italy), Cerveau & Psycho Magazine (France), Vital Media (Hungary), Morganbladid (Iceland). Rest of World: New York Times (USA), Toronto Star (Canada), The Telegraph (India), New Kerala (India), Pravda (Russia), The Age (Australia), Mail & Guardian (Zambia), Sciscape Online (China),
October 2005: New Scientist (Worldwide). UK and Europe: The Times (UK), The Independent (UK), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Daily Mail (UK), The Scotsman (Scotland), The Herald (Scotland), Metro (UK), The Independent (Ireland), La Republica (Italy), Psychologies (Italy), 9am News (Romania). Rest of World: Washington Post (USA), Pravda (Russia), The Age (Australia), New Kerala (India), Daily Nation (Kenya), Viet Bao (Vietnam), Sungaibaru (Indonesia).
BBSRC Communication of Science course (Media Training and Science Writing). BBSRC, London, UK.
Opening the Lab Door; Communicating Science to the Public. GRADSKILLS course, University of St Andrews, UK.