Caroline van den Brul
“Storytelling is the most powerful
way to put ideas into the world today.”
Robert McKee
Caroline van den Brul’s deep rooted understanding of the narrative process was honed through a distinguished career as a BBC science producer and executive editor. For 10 years she led teams of programme makers and new presenters to tell stories which engaged audiences both intellectually and emotionally. Caroline has two BAFTA nominations.

Credits include: Horizon, Tomorrow’s World, Meet the Ancestors, Hospital Watch, The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Indelible Evidence, QED, Morning Surgery, What the Romans/Victorians did for us and for Discovery, U.S: Science and Medical Mysteries.

As the creativity leader of Greg Dyke’s huge culture change programme, Caroline worked with senior leaders and others across the BBC to implement ambitious initiatives, including a blockbuster innovation process to develop big collaborative projects, many with external partners. She set up a network of individuals trained in the innovation process who, alongside their day jobs, helped to embed new, creative ways of working across the BBC. In 2006 Caroline was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting.

Since then her creativity, communication and presentation workshops have helped scientists and other experts from across the globe impress colleagues, the public and funding bodies with the value of their work. Her clients include British and European funding bodies for science, social science, engineering and medical research as well as Universities and Pharma.

Her book CRACKLE AND FIZZ: Essential Communication and Pitching Skills for Scientists is published by Imperial College Press, 2014