CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's leading laboratories for particle physics. The Organization is located on the French-Swiss border, with its headquarters in Geneva. At CERN, physicists and engineers probe the fundamental structure of the universe, by providing a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge. CERN’s world-class research in fundamental physics unites people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of society.
Head of Education, Communications and Outreach at CERN
European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN
Ana Godinho is currently Head of Education, Communications and Outreach at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Before joining CERN, Ana was Head of Communications at the Portuguese national funding agency for science and research and previously held posts in science communication at biomedical research centres in Portugal and in the UK. Ana is a scientist turned communicator. She holds a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from the University of London and an MSc in Science Communication from the Open University (UK). Ana has published papers on science communication and sat on funding review boards in Portugal, Switzerland and Luxembourg. She is a member of CÚRAM’s Public Engagement Advisory Board (Ireland) and of the Swiss Academies Expert Group on Science Communication. Ana co-authored a children’s book of science experiments and has collaborated in science outreach projects in Europe, Africa and Brazil.