About

The Geekfather was a blog written by me, Richard Berks, a dad based in Gateshead in the North East of England. I’m a science communicator working in the charity sector, and have almost recovered from completing PhD research into a type of leukaemia.

The Geekfather blog is now no longer being updated.

The Geekfather was nominated in 2018 for the Dr Katharine Giles award for Best Science Blog, by the Association of British Science Writers.

Though I’m a passionate science geek and former researcher, I’m certainly not an expert in pregnancy, midwifery, or baby health – so please do not depend on this blog for any health advice. Speak to a midwife, health visitor, or GP.