Author Archives: Isla Watton

Ecosystem engineering by tiny shrimp and worm can cause large coastal change

Dr. Muriel Brückner is a researcher in the Cryosphere, Coastal and River Dynamics group at the University of Exeter. Here she gives us a glimpse of the fascinating questions that have taken her around the world from Germany to Norway, … Continue reading

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An expedition into the world of sub-atomic particles: Meet Charanjit Kaur Khosa

My academic journey has started with a desire to find my path and, after one point, it has been driven by the curiosity to know more about the fundamental questions related to the existence of the universe.  I grew up … Continue reading

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The power of collaboration and diversity in interdisciplinary research: in the case of a responsible gambling project

By Dr Ruijie Wang, a Soapbox Science speaker, an interdisciplinary researcher and a Lecturer in Psychology based at Bournemouth University. Her research interest lies in Cyberpsychology and Human Computer Interaction. As a woman working in STEM disciplines, Ruijie gives a … Continue reading

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The sky is just the beginning: Meet Akhere A. Omonkhua

My name is Akhere Omonkhua and I teach Medical Biochemistry at the University of Benin, Nigeria. My major research focus is Medicinal Plant/Natural Products research. At the Soapbox Lagos November 2021 event, I spoke on the topic “Can medicinal plants … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough, the Girl gets going: Meet Oluwakemi Oyelowo

Dr Oluwakemi Oyelowo Took part in the 2021 Soapbox Science Lagos event, with the talk: The role of edible seeds in human reproduction. By Dr Oluwakemi Oyelowo “The running of a PhD programme for a lady can be likened to … Continue reading

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Soapbox Science Lagos, September 2021 Event: Speaker Topics

Held on 30th September 2021, Soapbox Science Lagos hosted speakers from a range of topics for an online event. Here the speakers give brief introductions to their work: COMFORT IN A BUILDING’S SKIN!… Dr. Adeyemi Oginni, University of Lagos Buildings well … Continue reading

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Soapbox Science Ten Year Report

The year 2020 marked an important milestone for Soapbox Science; it was the project’s tenth year and a time to reflect on a decade of engaging with the public on the streets. To mark this occasion we created a report, … Continue reading

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It takes a village- the importance of building a support network during your PhD: Meet Rebekah Boreham

Rebekah Boreham is a PhD student in the Biosciences Department at the University of Exeter where she conducts research in ecotoxicology and environmental biology. Her work aims to further our ability to assess the prevalence and effects of chemicals in … Continue reading

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The understanding of wasp insect societies: meet Cintia Akemi Oi

My name is Cintia and I am Brazilian. I do not look like a “typical Brazilian” because I have Japanese grandparents that flew out of Japan to become immigrants in Brazil. But what most people do not know is that … Continue reading

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How to select a good talk title for Soapbox Science: 10 Top tips and things to remember from Orode UV Aniejurengho

This list will help you clarify if your talk title is suitable for Soapbox Science. Written by one of the Soapbox Science Lagos, Nigeria, organisers: Orode UV Aniejurengho. 1. Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women … Continue reading

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