Dr James Logan is a scientist, TV presenter and internationally renowned research leader. He holds a first class Honours degree in Zoology and won the Alfred Russell Wallace Award for his PhD. Now, a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Founder and Director of two companies, James specialises in parasites and entomology but his expertise spans many facets of biological science and natural history as well as travel health.
James’ presenting style is warm and accessible and he’s on a mission to make science entertaining and accessible to a wider audience. His television credits include presenting The Secret Life of Midges for BBC One Scotland, the award-winning Insect Dissection for BBC Four and Channel 4’s hugely successful ‘warts and all’ format Embarrassing Bodies and Live from the Clinic, as well as numerous on-screen appearances including DMAX’s Squeamish, BBC’s The One Show, Countryfile, Bang Goes the Theory, Springwatch, Rip Off Britain, ITV’s This Morning and Discovery’s Weird Connections.
Having grown up on a farm, James is passionate about the great outdoors, fitness, nature and wildlife. His love of travel has seen him volunteer in projects around the globe, including protecting and monitoring primates, turtles and endangered marsupials in Costa Rica, Northern Cyprus and the South Australian outback and his research work regularly takes him to far-flung exotic climes such as Africa, South-East Asia and South America.
When he’s not presenting or leading research, James can be found running marathons or cycling around the country for a number of different charities and events. 2016 is set to be an exciting year with James confirmed to present a newly commissioned project for the BBC with a number of innovative and highly-anticipated projects on the go.
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