Author Archives: Isla Watton

Against all odds, into science: Meet Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law; Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July with her talk: “Violence Research Lab; Gewaltforschungslabor”       SS: Why did … Continue reading

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Science, and understanding how science works, is important for everyone: Meet Antonia Misch 

Dr. Antonia Misch (@AntoniaMisch), LMU Munich, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July where she will give a talk: “Wir und ihr: Warum sind Vorurteile wichtig? (Us and them: Why stereotypes matter (for better and for worse))”       … Continue reading

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Find good people to work with and build comradery: Meet Merry Crowson

I am a Remote Sensing Technician at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. My research focusses on mapping deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia, where large areas of tropical peatland forest are being lost and replaced by plantations. I monitoring … Continue reading

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The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling: Meet Katharina Seilern-Moy

Katharina is a wildlife veterinarian and research associate at the Institute of Zoology at London Zoo. She is working for the Garden Wildlife Health project (@wildlife_health), a Citizen Science project, looking into diseases as potential contributing factor to species declines … Continue reading

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Equality is a good goal, but equity is even better: Meet Samuela Guida

Samuela Guida started her PhD at Cranfield University in March 2017. Her project is about the removal of ammonia and phosphorus from wastewater and the recovery of these products as fertilizers. Before being discharged into the water streams, the wastewater … Continue reading

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Communicating findings to farmers is critical: Meet Dr Helen Metcalf

Dr Helen Metcalfe is a postdoctoral research scientist working at Rothamsted Research. She is an agricultural ecologist and her work looks at how farming systems respond to changes in management practices. She particularly focuses on weeds within agricultural landscapes and … Continue reading

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Look beyond your discipline: Meet Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

Chioma Vivian Ngonadi is a PhD student at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. She is a Gates Scholar and a mum to two young boys aged 3 and five years old. Her research examines how the West African … Continue reading

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Public engagement needs to be a two-way process: Meet Emma Cascant-Lopez

Emma Cascant-Lopez (@EmCascant), NIAB-EMR, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “The circadian clock: How pathogens know when is the best time for infection”         SS: How did you get to your current … Continue reading

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The world is run by people who show up: Meet Erin McCloskey

Erin McCloskey (@ER_IN_RESEARCH), Canterbury Christ Church University, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “Being an expert in not being an expert: How peer support programs help mend broken hearts”           SS: … Continue reading

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Share your findings and improve trust in science: Meet Michelle Hulin

Dr Michelle Hulin (@michhulin), NIAB EMR, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “Hop, skip, jump: How bacteria evolve to infect new plant species”           SS: How did you get to your … Continue reading

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