Aidan Laverty (AUS)
Manager, Science

Aidan Laverty is the manager of the newly-created Science genre at the ABC – leading a single creative team across tv, radio and digital.

Aidan joined the ABC in 2017 to relaunch Catalyst as a strand for single-subject films. Recent titles include Gut Revolution, Feeding Australia, and The Great Australian Bee Keeping Challenge. He also looks after external commissions like Stargazing. His team produce RN favourites like the Science Show and All in the Mind and podcasts like Cosmic Vertigo and The Sum of All Parts – and includes a brilliant group of digital journalists reporting across health, tech and the environment.

Prior to that Aidan was a Specialist Factual Commissioner at the BBC, launching The Truth About… and the Make it Digital Season. As Editor of Horizon, he was responsible for The Secret Life of the Cat, and Eat Fast and Live Longer, the film that began the 5:2 diet, as well as developing Trust me I’m a Doctor. He’s also took James May to the edge of space for James May on the Moon.


Currently looking for:

Must-have shows, that combine innovation in form with specialist content.