Author Archives: Isla Watton

What in the world are cephalopods!?: Meet Morag Taite

Morag Taite is an Irish Research Council funded PhD student working with Dr Louise Allcock on cephalopod evolution at the National University of Ireland Galway. She will be taking part in Soapbox Science Galway on 7th July with her talk: … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a stupid question: Meet Sophie Arthur

Sophie is a PhD student studying stem cell metabolism at the University of Southampton. Originally from Wales, Sophie studied that the University of Bath before moving to Southampton. Currently in her final year of a PhD, she also makes time … Continue reading

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Follow your heart: Meet Tara Salter

Tara is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sussex, studying Astrochemistry. After an undergraduate degree in physics at the University of Oxford Tara did not want to do a PhD straight away and so went to work at … Continue reading

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Role-Models and Women Researchers: Meet Divya Seernani 

  Divya Seernani (@DSeernani), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Freiburg is taking part in Soapbox Science Berlin on 1st June. She will give a talk entitled: “I see it in your eyes: What Eye-movements can tell us about Brain … Continue reading

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Viruses at Soapbox Science in Halifax!: Meet Alyson A. Kelvin

Hello! My name is Alyson and I am a Virologist. I work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, studying viruses to find out how they make you sick. Since … Continue reading

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The importance of taxonomy: Meet Teresa Darbyshire

What was I thinking when I said yes? by Teresa Darbyshire Soapbox Science is a fantastic initiative to promote the role of women in science by getting them to stand on a soapbox in the middle of a city centre and … Continue reading

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Get out of your comfort zone: Meet Iulia Darolti

I am a final year PhD student at University College London. Through my research I am addressing questions about the evolutionary processes underpinning the extraordinary differences between males and females that we frequently observe in nature. You can catch Iulia … Continue reading

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Even ‘experts’ are normal people too: Meet Jess Fisher

 Jess Fisher (@jessjessfisher), University of Kent, is taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury on 23rd of June where she will give a talk: “Happiness hotspots: why we need nature in the city”           SS: How did you get … Continue reading

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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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