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Talk to a wide variety of people: Meet Rebecca Pike

By Rebecca Pike I am a 4th year PhD student studying Theoretical Biology. In my research I apply mathematical modelling tools to behavioural biology. My research aims to investigate the decisions and behaviour of parents focussing on different aspects of … Continue reading

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Ask questions, ask for help to fulfil your dreams: Meet Sonali Mohapatra

One of the 12 speakers for Soapbox Science Brighton on July 29th, Sonali Mohapatra has a double masters in theoretical physics from IISER-Kolkata, India (India’s premier research Institution) and from Perimeter Institute, Canada (one of the top theoretical physics research … Continue reading

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Stay curious: Meet Samantha Furfari 

Samantha Furfari graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and Human Physiology, from the University of Adelaide in 2007 before completing an Honours degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2008. At the … Continue reading

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Scientific evidence needs to inform important decisions: Meet Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott joined the University of Brighton in 2001, where she researches the interactions between humans and wildlife, in particular urban animals. A regular on TV shows including Countryfile, Springwatch, the One show and other productions with BBC and Channel … Continue reading

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Bringing science to the streets of Galway: Meet Dara Stanley

Dr Dara Stanley (@darastanley) is an ecologist at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, who specialises in plants and their interactions with bees and other pollinating insects. In addition to research and teaching she has always been fascinated with science … Continue reading

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Hot spots in the Ocean: Meet Sheena Fennell

Hot spots in the Ocean By Sheena Fennell, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway. Come and meet more amazing women scientists at Soapbox Science Galway on Saturday 15th July 2017. I had the opportunity between 2011 and 2016 to take … Continue reading

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Working with the ancient and mysterious: Meet Andrea Strakova

Andrea Strakova is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Andrea will be standing on one of our soapboxes in Bristol on 15th July. Come and hear her talk entitled: “Crazy canine cancer: A look at how thousands years old … Continue reading

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Everyone has a different path into academia: Meet Sara Correia Carreira

Dr Sara Correia Carreira, University of Bristol, is taking part in Soapbox Science Bristol on Saturday 15th July with a talk called: “Now the drugs don’t work- what you can do to save humanity from superbugs”       SS: … Continue reading

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Research should demonstrate how it is solving real world problems: Meet Parimala Shivaprasad

Parimala Shivaprasad is a second year PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Bath. Having completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from India, she moved to the UK in 2015 to start her … Continue reading

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We need to inspire people to follow the career path they want to: Meet Nicola Bailey

Dr Nicola Bailey, University of Bath, is taking part in Soapbox Science Bristol on Saturday July 15th 2017 with a talk called: “How do you get a robotic arm to have precise and predicable small-scale motion?”           … Continue reading

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