Leila Battison


This is me. I'm a bit of everything. A writer, creator, producer, and a scientist. I love communicating science to the world, through all kinds of media. 

I've got a PhD in Geobiology, and a Masters in Earth Science, and have worked at the NASA Ames Exobiology Institute. I tried having a proper job as a GCSE and A Level teacher, but teaching is HARD, so that didn't last long. 

Now, I'm a freelance writer-producer, making factual and fun content for broadcast channels including Nat Geo and Amazon Prime, and Netflix, as well as digital platforms such as the BBC Earth family of YouTube channels, plus podcasts and web articles. 

I'm also a proud creator and filmmaker, producing factual videos for my YouTube channel 'Something Incredible', which aims to discover the incredible somethings in our world. 

In my spare time I make digital and physical art, dance traditional English Morris, and keep an untidy home for my husband and cat.