Category Archives: 2015 speakers blog

Why not give science a go? Meet Hannah Wakeford

Hannah Wakeford just finished her PhD at the University of Exeter and is about to start her new Postdoctoral position at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center this August . She is an astrophysicist studying the atmospheres of exoplanets, planets that orbit … Continue reading

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That cultural factor: Meet Miriam Garcia

It’s the first time that I’m going to participate in something like Soapbox Science this year. I feel quite nervous because I haven’t presented to the general public before but I’m also looking forward to see the reactions of the … Continue reading

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Don’t let anyone convince you that females are not good for science: Meet Cristina Lazzeroni

Cristina Lazzeroni is a reader in Particle Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Birmingham. Her research is in Particle Physics,  in which she studies the building blocks of matter and their interactions. In particular, … Continue reading

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Laughed at when suggesting a career in science: Meet Rebecca Douglas

Rebecca Douglas is a PhD student at the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow. She is also the local organiser of Soapbox Science Glasgow, which will take place this Sunday, 11am-3pm, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Here she tells us … Continue reading

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A different kind of cool: Meet Gail McConnell

Gail McConnell (@gailmcconnell) is a Professor at University of Strathclyde. Her research background is in photonics and the development of optical instrumentation. Her present research applies this expertise to develop and apply innovative novel optical systems to address fundamental challenges faced … Continue reading

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From a 11+ chemistry set to eating behaviour research: Meet Laura Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson (@LLWSwansea) is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Swansea University. Laura’s research focuses on the psychology of eating behaviour with a special interest in how some individuals regulate their emotions with food – especially those who are highly … Continue reading

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Discovery is what drives me: Meet Karen Holford

Professor Holford is a Chartered Engineer (Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers), a Chartered Physicist (Fellow of the Institute of Physics) and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. She is an … Continue reading

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Men & women both make excellent scientists: Meet Emily Messer

Dr Emily Messer (@emilyjemesser) completed her PhD in social learning and social behaviour of brown tufted capuchin and common squirrel monkeys at the University of St Andrews. After completing her PhD she stayed on at the University of St Andrews to study … Continue reading

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Change the pub culture for a coffee shop culture: Meet Jane Memmott

Jane Memmott is a Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol. Her research interests in ecology include pollination ecology, invasion ecology, agro-ecology, biological control, urban ecology and restoration ecology. Jane will be standing on one of our soapboxes … Continue reading

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