Dr Niamh Shaw

Engineer, Scientist and Performer

Dr Niamh Shaw is an energetic, witty and lively speaker. Engineer, scientist and performer, Niamh’s future endeavours include a trip to space. A role model for STEM careers and the empowerment of women in business, she is passionate about awakening people’s curiosity and dreaming big. Niamh is a skilled, warm and engaging speaker, drawing on her experience as an improvisation artist and performer.


Dr Niamh Shaw

Dr Niamh Shaw, Irish engineer, scientist and performer, is passionate about Space and awakening people’s curiosity. She is actively pursuing her dream to get to space, having recently participated in a simulated Mars mission in the Utah desert, and zero gravity flight at Star City in Russia. She is Co-Chair of Humanities at the International Space University’s 2018 annual Space Studies Programme, and was Core Lectures Associate Chair of this programme in 2017.

Recently voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists (merging science, technology, engineering, arts and maths), she regularly contributes popular science topics on national radio and TV and at public science and arts festivals. She has interviewed/moderated and hosted a variety of science-themed events in Ireland and abroad. She collaborates with research and science institutions, arts and media centres, private corporations and NGO’s to attract new audiences of all ages to science and space. Niamh provides specialised communication workshops in the private sector and academic/research institutes and is a keynote speaker on thought leadership and creative mindset in the workplace.

Niamh believes that we can be many things at the same time. She is curious, always and embraces failure every day. Recently hired by A&L Goodbody, HP, ESB, Johnson & Johnson, and Inspire Fest 2017, she is a competent and experienced keynote, interviewer and moderator for your event.

Space Exploration and Ireland's Space activities

Niamh's personal journey to Space

Connecting science with the general public

Dreaming Big

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