Outreach and Media
Darren is passionate about science communications and education. The media has been an excellent tool for achieving this.
Darren is consistently the most cited academic in terms of broadcast and media appearances at the University of Kent, regularly contributing to BBC TV and radio, including Radio 4’s Today Programme, and as a regular public speaker on popular science – especially regarding designer babies and dinosaur evolution.
Know Your Genome (1/6)
Jurassic Genome (2/6)
Living With Your Genome (3/6)
Genomic Medicine (4/6)
Generation Genome is a collaboration between KMTV Creative Productions and the University of Kent, co-funded by the British Film Institute. It is a six-part documentary series aimed at school-age students and features Professor Darren Griffin, and work from the School of Biosciences. Each 24 minute programme focuses on a particular area of genetics and is linked to the school curriculum for 13-18 year olds. Filming on Generation Genome finished in January 2022, and the series is available to schools across the country. The series features a mix of real-life demonstrations, 3D animations and computer simulations together with human and animal case studies in a variety of locations. Students from across the University contributed to the making of this series.