About Sean Duke


Sean DukeSean Duke was born in Chapel Hill North Carolina in 1965. He spent his childhood living between the Carolinas, West Berlin and Ireland.

He is a graduate of the prestigious New York University Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Programme (SHERP) and has been a science journalist and communicator working in Ireland since 1998.

For most of that time, he has been working at a high level across various media, including magazines, radio, television and online.

He is a regular science and technology contributor to Drivetime on RTE Radio 1, and has a weekly science slot as ‘The Cool Scientist’ on The Morning Show with Declan Meehan on East Coast FM.

Sean is also a regular contributor to The Irish Times’ Science pages and the same publication’s Health and Family section.

He is the presenter, and co-producer of The Research Field, a podcast from Teagasc, Ireland’s agriculture and food authority.

In 2003, Sean was a co-founder of Ireland’s first popular science magazine, Science Spin (no longer published).

He has presented and co-produced science slots for The Daily Show on RTE 1, and Ireland AM, with TV3. He has worked as a researcher on The Investigators (RTE 1 television) and Ten Things to Know About (also RTE 1 television).

He has co-presented two RTE Radio 1 series, What’s It All About? (PPI Radio Award in 2014) and Life Matters (nominated for a PPI Award in 2015), and presented the six part ‘Irish Scientists‘ series for East Coast FM.

He is an author, and his first book, How Irish Scientists Changed the World (Londubh, 2013) reached number 2 on the best seller list at Dublin’s Hodges Figgis bookstore.

Sean is a former editor of Technology Ireland magazine, the flagship magazine of Enterprise Ireland, and prior to that began his career as a journalist working as a reporter with the Liffey Champion newspaper, based in Leixlip.

Science Spinning, Sean’s Blog, began in 2009. It contains features, news, and opinion, video and audio pieces on what’s happening in science in Ireland, and worldwide.

Sean is married to Maria. They have three children and live in Terenure, on the southside of Dublin city.

Contact Details:

email: seancduke@gmail.com

mobile: +353 1 894237605

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