Digital Content Editor on the Longitude Prize

Shannon Harmon


Challenge Prize Centre

Join Date

June 2017

What I do

Shannon is Digital Content Editor on the Longitude Prize in the Challenge Prize Centre, aiming to engage the public about antibiotic resistance and encourage more teams to compete for the prize through digital engagement.


Shannon's background is in digital content, marketing and campaign management for several science charities and health publications, including SciDev.Net and the Wellcome Trust, focusing on developing user-friendly content and design for website and social media.

She has extensive social media, product management, design and editorial skills and a proven track record of tailoring content to different platforms, delivering complex strategies and projects.

She has a Masters of Science in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology from Imperial College London partnered with UCL and the former Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine.

In her spare time, she has also been involved in organising events for the local LGBT+ community for the past five years, and in 2016 founded a campaign fighting for the rights of non-EU immigrant workers.

In this audio Q&A, Professor Laura Bowater discusses her current citizen science project, her recent book The Microbes Fight Back: Antibiotic Resistance, the struggle to communicate science to a public audience and her opinions on what the future holds for antibiotic resistance.
Shannon Harmon
Monday, 8 January 2018
The Longitude Prize's Round 3 Discovery Award results are in and we have four very deserving teams who have won seed funding to go towards their Longitude Prize diagnostic test projects.
Shannon Harmon
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Mary Millard is a survivor of sepsis and currently lives with a life threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Here she tells her story of heart failure, being brought back to life, post-septic shock and her goal to continue educating people with her own experiences. 
Shannon Harmon
Monday, 18 September 2017