Sally-Ann has a enthusiasm and passion for her subjects which never ceases to engage and inspire. A seasoned science educator and researcher, she delivers her topics with knowledge and confidence. Sally-Ann has worked with a number of different TV, radio and media companies presenting to camera/microphone and working behind scenes providing live insects with supporting information. She has also written articles for science publications and consulted on educational materials. Sally-Ann frequently appears on BBC programs such as the Breakfast show particularly whenever insects or other invertebrates hit the headlines.
BBC Breakfast - "Why do we love bees but hate wasps?"
Discussing public opinion of some of our most ecologically and economically important insects with the BBC Breakfast team.
The Oxford UNIVERSITY museum of natural history art fund Museum of the year award film
Introducing the museum and presenting an entomological story from the stores.
"Rare European Dung beetle" - Jersey evening post
Sally-Ann discovered a rare European dung beetle recorded in Jersey for the first time.
"Dung beetle discovery" - BBC radio jersey
The horned dung beetle hasn't been found in Britain since the 1970s. Sally-Ann Spence from Oxford University Museum's DUMP, Dung beetle UK Mapping Project, tells Cameron Ward they've found them in Jersey!
Dung beetle decline - Discover wildlife
Dorling Kindersley - Explanatorium of Nature
Working in a consulting role and providing insect specimens for Dorling Kindersley's "EXPLANATORIUM OF NATURE".
Laboratory with leaves
Presenting an educational program about moths to a general public audience.
Dung beetle decline - BBC News website
Sally-Ann's dung beetle research shows a decline in dung beetles which provide vital ecosystem services.
UK natural emblem poll - The GUARDIAN
Press release of ENTOSCI, worlds first entomogical conference for school and college students
BBC Breakfast - the positive and negative IMPACTS of insects on humans
Discussing the effects of climatic changes on insect populations and our interactions with them
BBC RADIO 4 - INSIDE THE KILLING JAR
Discussing if it is okay to kill insects in the name of science.
Insects an edible field guide
Provided consultation for the 'gastronaut' Stefan Gates' book which includes a separate "The Science of Entomology" page about Sally-Ann and her research.
Importance of dung beetles - Durrell wildlife conservation trust
Article explaining the important role dung beetles have on Jersey both for farmers and the chough reintroduction program.
Using Apps in entomology