"Climate change and the atom."
Nuclear energy is by many people still regarded as a controversial topic that stirs up emotions; at the centre of, John argues, lies a fear of radiation. Rather than solely dumping cold facts, John explores the feelings behind nuclear power in an attempt to start the conversation.
John divides his time between doing his PhD on radiophobia jointly at King’s College London and Imperial College and doing communications and policy at the World Nuclear Association, whilst also trying to complete his MMedSci in health physics at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in his native Sweden.
Having interned in Brussels, worked as a political adviser in the Scottish Parliament, conducting cutting-edge nuclear research at leading environmental think tanks in London and Berkeley, negotiated on nuclear power projects in northern Wales and represented both the UK and the nuclear industry at the UN, John brings unique perspectives on nuclear policy and politics, fuelled by a passion to build a stronger, fairer and cleaner tomorrow – for all. His ambition is to make the debate around nuclear energy more accessible and open up the conversation with people who usually wouldn’t even think about the power of the atom. He gave a TEDx talk – “The Power to Change the World” – in 2017.