Dr Anjana Khatwa is an Earth Scientist specialising in bringing stories about the origins and formation of natural landscapes to life for a wide range of audiences.
Anjana recently appeared on BBC Four’s three-part series, Beach Live, where she was the show’s resident geologist expert, engaging audiences with her insight and knowledge about geology and fossils.
Anjana is a graduate of the BBC Expert Women Programme and has appeared as a regular expert contributor on many natural history programmes such as BBC Two’s Fossil Detectives, The History Channel’s How the Earth was made, ITV1’s Treasures of Britain and PBS’s Treasures of the Earth.
Anjana has worked as the Learning Manager at the Jurassic Coast Trust for fifteen years where she has established an international reputation as an expert on Earth Science and World Heritage education. She has published numerous papers on glacial geology, developed award winning teaching resources and recently won the Royal Geographical Society Geographical Award for excellence in educating the public about the Jurassic Coast.
Born and bred in Slough, Anjana had a humble upbringing in an urban environment but grew to love the natural world through holidays to places such as Kenya, which is where her family originate from. Anjana has a BSc. in Earth Science and a Ph.D. in Geography where she specialised in glacial geology.
An experienced and inspiring public speaker, Anjana delivers lectures and speeches that are witty, light and insightful. She is in particular demand for her thought provoking lectures about the role of women and minorities in science, careers in the geosciences and World Heritage conservation.
Outside of her role with the Jurassic Coast Trust, Anjana lives in Dorset with her partner and their three children. She enjoys an active lifestyle through running, swimming and also exploring the countryside of Dorset. A major pastime is spent filling her house with rocks and fossils she finds on the Jurassic Coast.