Author Archives: Nathalie Pettorelli

My love of chemistry started in high school in Iran: meet Shirin Alexander

Dr Shirin Alexander completed My PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2012. Her principal research interest is in surface chemistry, materials, polymers, and colloids. Shirin took a postdoctoral research position after her PhD in the Surfactant Research group … Continue reading

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Researching the Internet of Things: Meet Cinzia Gianetti

Dr Cinzia Gianetti currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the CHERISH-DE project at Swansea University, providing research support to a range of multidisciplinary projects in the area of data mining and computer security. From September 2016 she will join the … Continue reading

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Soapbox Science co-founders giving evidence in the House of Commons at the Science Communication Inquiry, 7th Sept 2016

Soapbox Science co-founders Dr Seirian Sumner and Dr Nathalie Pettorelli are delighted to be giving evidence to the government Science and Technology Committee today on science communication.   This is the third evidence session on the government’s ongoing enquiry into … Continue reading

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Improving people’s quality of life: Meet Natalie Vanicek

Dr Natalie Vanicek is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Hull. Natalie’s area of expertise is in biomechanics, which is about understanding and describing how the human body moves. A lot of biomechanics … Continue reading

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Take every opportunity that you can to network: meet Michelle Farrell

Dr Michelle Farrell is a palaeoecologist, which means that she uses the preserved remains of certain organisms (in her case, mainly plants) to reconstruct past environments and ecosystems. Her primary research interest lies in understanding the relationships between prehistoric societies … Continue reading

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Don’t consider a career in academia alone! Meet Jenny Marsden

Jenny Marsden is a Radiation Physicist working for the NHS and has had a keen interest in Medical Physics since she was 17! Here she tells us how she was inspired to pursue her love of science, how she wants … Continue reading

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Women could do anything if they put their minds to it: Meet Catherine Dobson

Dr Catherine Dobson is a Lecturer in Mechanical and Medical Engineering at the University of Hull. Besides teaching mechanical engineering, she applies engineering principles to medical problems. She has worked on many diverse projects, from bone growth and disease, cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Working out the mechanisms of how babies grow and adapt to stress: Meet Vicki Clifton

Vicki Clifton has a professorial position at the Mater Research Institute in Brisbane and completed her PhD exactly 20 years ago. Vicki is interested in the role of the placenta in the growth of the baby and in particular why … Continue reading

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Being a mum helps being a better scientist: Meet Rebecca Gelding

Rebecca Gelding is currently completing her PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney. She is a part-time student, and full-time mum to two young children. She has always been fascinated by both music and the brain, and still thinks it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Mathematics is my science of choice: Meet Ruth Luscombe

Ruth Luscombe is a research mathematician who works in a hospital. She has a PhD in a branch of mathematics known as Operations Research, which she earned in the School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT. Her research examined dynamic logistics … Continue reading

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