Member since Apr 2023
Mohamed Elsonbaty is an Egyptian Award-winning Science Journalist, Science Communication Consultant, and Science Journalism and Communication Trainer.
He has 11 years of professional experience as a Freelance Science Journalist, where he published more than 700 scientific pieces in various reputable outlets including Scientific American, SciDev.Net, and Popular Science.
He has been working as a Science Communication Consultant for many international organizations as British Council, 1001 Inventions and the American University in Cairo, where he developed and delivered various science communication projects and events to engage the public with science.
In addition, he is a Science Journalism and Communication Trainer, where he delivered training sessions and workshops for journalists, media professionals, researchers and scientists to develop science communication skills. Also, he is the author of "How to be a Science Journalist?" a practical guide on science journalism basics.
Mohamed founded Arab Science-Media Hub digital platform and co-founded the Arab Forum of Science Media and Communication, aiming to capacity building in science journalism and communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Mohamed holds a Master degree in Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, through the prestigious Chevening scholarship. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Mohamed is a member of the Professional Development Committee at World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), the Scientific Committee of Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network, and the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).
Due to his contributions in science journalism and communication, Mohamed was awarded the EurekAlert! Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2019. In addition, he was chosen as the Mijbil Al-Mutua Award winner for young science communication professionals in the MENA region in 2017.