Author Archives: soapboxscience

My job is essentially to solve puzzles: meet Jessica Blair

Dr Jessica Blair (@JessicaMABlair) is a research fellow currently at the University of Birmingham.Her research focusses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Here she tells us that her love of science started with an inspirational teacher and that … Continue reading

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26 days to go – meet Dr Geetha Srinivasan, organiser of Soapbox Science Ireland

With childhood dreams of becoming a medical doctor and not able to pursue medical pathway due to personal circumstances (losing parents), I went to explore the world of molecules and reactions. ‘Chemistry is the basis of any life and chemistry … Continue reading

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Scientist, fitness fanatic and –maybe– artist: Meet Ria Vaportzis

Ria Vaportzis (@RiaVaportzis) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the study Tablet for Healthy Ageing in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. The Tablet for Healthy Ageing is an intervention programme using tablet computers to improve health and … Continue reading

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Women take science to the streets to challenge gender stereotypes

SoapboxScience Festival celebrates its fifth year supporting women in Science and Engineering with events around the UK   When it comes to the academic career ladder, women are still at a disadvantage, accounting for 35 per cent of PhD graduates … Continue reading

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Be stubborn and pursue your dream: Meet Sarah Dalesman

Sarah Dalesman (@Snail_memory) is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow and lecturer in freshwater biology and animal behaviour at Aberystwyth University. Her research focuses on why animals differ in their ability to learn and form memory and how stress impacts … Continue reading

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Why Soapbox Science?

By Miss Lydia Bach (@lylubach), Queen’s University Belfast. Lydia will stand on one of our soapboxes in Glasgow, on the 7th of June. She will be talking about food webs, with a talk entitled:  “Food (webs) for thought – Or … Continue reading

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I fell into science and academia: Meet Pamela Walsh

Dr Pamela Walsh is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her research addresses fundamental questions of biomineral physiology, supporting the development of new marine bioprospecting systems for bone repair strategies. Here she tells us about how Robert Swan … Continue reading

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