Author Archives: Isla Watton

Getting hands-on and practical with engineering: Meet Eimear O’Hara

Eimear O’Hara (@Eimear_Ohara) is a PhD Student at NUI Galway, who is taking part in Soapbox Science Galway on 7th July with the talk: “Developing new materials for cleaner, greener and cheaper power generation”            SS: How did you … Continue reading

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Sharing the charm of science: Meet Sezsy Yusuf

Sezsy Yusuf is a PhD researcher in School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing, Cranfield University. She moves to Cranfield, UK  with her family  to start her PhD in September 2015, with the funding from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education. … Continue reading

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A wanderlust for the mountains: Meet Eleni Wood

Eleni is a geologist and PhD researcher at the Open University studying how mountain ranges recycle rocks during continental collision. She’s currently investigating how a suite of rocks that were buried at more than 50 km depth beneath the Himalaya … Continue reading

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From identifying satellites through a telescope as a child to using the data they collect to measure spinning stars: Meet Heidi Thiemann

  Heidi Thiemann is finishing the first year of her PhD at The Open University. Her research focuses on creating a cross-match between observations of stars that vary in brightness in the optical and X-ray wavelengths to study the relationship … Continue reading

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Creativity and science: meet Sophie Budge

Sophie Budge is a PhD researcher at the University of Cranfield Water Science Institute. She looks at the effect of exposure to bacteria on growth in infants in Ethiopia. Sophie will be on her soapbox at Soapbox Science Milton Keynes … Continue reading

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Science should not just be shared with scientists: Meet Alison Connolly

Alison Connolly is a PhD candidate in the School of Physics at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. Alison is an exposure scientist conducting research on how professional gardeners in Ireland may be exposed to the chemicals they work … Continue reading

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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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