The BBC Studios Science Unit produces a plethora of bold and trail-blazing content with an unmatched network of experts and access to some of the world’s most advanced scientific institutions.

From blue-chip landmark series to drama-documentary and popular consumer health programming, we use quality journalism, innovation, and pioneering technology to make complex scientific ideas acces…


Our Team

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Tom McDonald

Managing Director, Factual

Tom oversees the Factual portfolio and is responsible for the Documentary, Science & Natural History...

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen

Head of the Science Unit

Andrew Cohen is Head of BBC Studio’s Science Unit. As an executive producer, his credits include The...

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Laura Davey

Head of Production, The Science Unit

Laura has over 20 years’ experience in the TV industry, overseeing all aspects of production from co...

Nicola Cook

Nicola Cook

Director of Development, The Science Unit

Nicola runs The Science Unit’s development slate, creating ideas for clients from the BBC to Netflix...

Emma Ong

Emma Ong

Head of Commercial & Business Development, Science & Documentaries

Emma has held a variety of commercial and business development roles at the BBC, most recently overs...