Dr Dan Lloyd is an experienced and award-winning university educator and is currently a member of academic staff in the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent. A cell biologist by training, he has designed and delivered MSc programmes in Science, Communication and Society and Cancer Biology, along with individual modules in a range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In recognition of his teaching he was a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy – the highest award in the UK for teaching in higher education - and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
Engagement with the arts is a professional and personal interest. As an oboist, he has been a member of musical ensembles since the age of 14, and still performs regularly. His interest in science communication and public engagement have resulted in activities and projects that cross traditional artistic and scientific boundaries, and he currently assists in the planning of the Science Strand of the Canterbury Festival.