Author Archives: Isla Watton

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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Don’t be afraid to dream BIG: Meet Heather Ferguson

Dr Heather Ferguson (@hethstar81), University of Kent, will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “Me, myself and I: your social brain in old age”           SS: How did you get to your … Continue reading

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Science is much more than test tubes and lab coats: Meet Adriana Lowe

Adriana Lowe (@adriana_lowe) is a PhD student at the University of Kent. She will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “Life and death in the forest: studying the behaviour of wild chimpanzees”       SS: How … Continue reading

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Focus on your achievements: Meet Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart (@clairecology) is a PhD student in the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. She will be taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury 2018 on 23rd June, giving a talk entitled “Deciding what species to save”         … Continue reading

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Scientists have the superpower to make the world a better place: Meet Raysa Khan

Raysa went to school in Stockholm and after graduating top of her BSc degree in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University, she joined the University of Sussex for a PhD in Chemistry in 2014. Having recently submitted her … Continue reading

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Have a dream for the future you would like to build: Meet Elizabeth Rendon-Morales

Elizabeth is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex. In her career she has travelled around the world, working in different fields of engineering. Elizabeth will be explaining her current research at Soapbox … Continue reading

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Science brings out your creativity: Meet Oyinkan (Onyx) Adesakin

Onyx has spent significant amounts of time in three different Continents. Having grown up and studied in Nigeria up to GCSE level, and then came over to the UK for her A-levels and Undergraduate degree. She went on to pursue … Continue reading

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