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Crawford De's Profile

Experience Summary

I am a Neuroscientist by training, and an experienced public speaker. I enjoy promotional work as a way to do different things, meet a wide range of people, and to supplement my income. View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

Through my work as a scientist i have given numerous lectures, to both specialist and general audiences. These have been well-recieved.



First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    1. Fundraising team leader for Amnesty International. 2. Deputy leader for Malibu campaigns.

  • Conferences

    1. Organised the "Young Neuroscientist" conference in Bristol 2. Participated in the organisation of the "Young Physiologist Symposium" in Bratislava.

  • Data Capture

    1. Toyota roadshows - highest number of leads recruited. 2. Street fundraising

  • Demonstration

    1. Demonstaration driving at classic car shows. 2. Swimming technique demonstration at training camps.

  • Exhibitions

    1. Representative for scientific equipment company.

  • Leafleting

    1. Various campaigns throughout south-west.

  • Merchandising

    1. Various campaigns throughout south-west.

  • Modelling

    1. Adverts for Nikelodeon Childrens television (90s!) 2. Sunglasses model for Roberto Cavali sunglasses in Italy.

  • Presenting

    1. DVD guide to postgraduate life at the University of Bristol 2. Host of university debates. 3. Video on swimming technique.

  • Roadshows

    1. Toyota and Lexus roadshows around the south-west.

  • Sales

    1. Double-glazing by telephone. 2. Charity fundraising (street).

  • Sampling

    1. Lynx in-store. 2. Pokemon in-store.

  • Technology

    1. Demonstrated scientific equipment for electrical recordings of neuron activity.

  • Car Driving License

    Held for 10 years, no convictions (including speeding!). I also have several motorsport licenses and additional advanced driving qualifications.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I wrote a programme in "C" for sampling scientific data. I have also built computers and maintained laboratory networks.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    In addition to my advanced skills, i am confident with using most operating systems and have built several web-sites.

  • Own Transport

    I own several cars, including a Mercedes estate and several classic cars - the latter have been used to promote businesses locally.

  • Public Speaking

    I was the captain of the university debating society. More recently, i have given popular science lectures to the public as well as more specialised lectures.

  • Qualifications

    PhD in Neuroscience and BSc in Physiology, both from the University of Bristol


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