Category Archives: 2014 speakers blog

The ability to both speak & listen is an everyday form of telepathy

Dr Jennifer Bizley (JB) is a Research Fellow and group leader at UCL Ear Institute, London. Her research looks at the brain’s ability to make sense of the cacophony of sounds in our modern world. By participating to Soapbox Science … Continue reading

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Everybody knows a left-hander…nobody knows why they’re left-handed!

Leah Johnstone (LJ) is in the second year of her PhD at Bangor University. She is investigating functional hemispheric asymmetries, in particular determining which hemisphere is dominant for language, and the relationship between this brain asymmetry and the individual’s hand … Continue reading

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More funding and resources for career support at an earlier stage in academia

Dr Priya Kalia (PK) is a Research Associate in the department of Biomaterials, Biomimetics & Biophotonics at King’s College London. Her research is about repairing and regenerating damaged and diseased bones and joints, helping the injured and elderly enjoy higher … Continue reading

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A passion for mathematics of the living world

Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (KTA) is an associate professor in applied maths at the University of Exeter, where she conducts interdisciplinary research in biomathematics. She uses mathematical models in order to help the understanding of living systems. Krasimira is also an … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box

Dr Elaine Massung (EM) is a Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol where her work involves examining how technology can be used to support sustainability. Today she talks to Soapbox Science (SS) about … Continue reading

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Understanding artificial intelligence

Dr Joanna Bryson (JB) is reader in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Bath, where she is the group leader for Bath Intelligent Systems. Her work involves researching artificial and natural intelligence looking particularly in cognitive systems, … Continue reading

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The importance of making science accessible from a young age

Aniko Varadi (AV) is Professor of Biomedical Research at the University of the West of England (UWE) where she is also the Athena SWAN leader for the Department of Applied Sciences. Aniko’s work focuses understanding genetic susceptibility to brain injury … Continue reading

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From Bristol to Mars via Greenland – explorations into the world of extremophiles

Michaela Musilova (MM) is a PhD student in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Her work involved studying extremophiles in glacial environments. Here she joins Soapbox Science (SS) to tell us about her work and how … Continue reading

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Role Models for Women in Science

Dr Kate Hendry (KH) is Royal Society University Research Fellow and lecturer, in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. She is interested in modern biogeochemical cycling and past ocean processes, with a particular focus on biogenic opal and … Continue reading

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Seize every opportunity that comes your way

Dr Laura Evenstar (LE) is a Research Associate in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol where she studies landscape evolution of the Andean mountain chain. Today Laura talks to Soapbox Science (SS) about her work and … Continue reading

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