Dr Melanie Windridge
Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy, and has worked in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and the Your Life campaign.
Melanie’s personal projects combine science with adventure. Her book Aurora: In Search of The Northern Lights (William Collins, 2016) investigates the science of the aurora against a backdrop of travel that also illuminates the places, the landscapes and the stories of the northern lights. In 2018 Melanie climbed Mount Everest, filming and writing to tell the story of the science that gets us to the summit, and working with the Institute of Physics to inspire more children to study science and maths.
Melanie loves the mountains and believes science and exploration go hand in hand.