Category Archives: 2017 speakers blog

Taking my Indoor Positioning System Outdoors to Edinburgh: Meet Manisha Ajmani

By Manisha Ajmani If a boy from a small town becomes something in life, it motivates people from his town to work harder. If a country’s sports team wins a trophy, young people are motivated to take up sports. Similarly, … Continue reading

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Mummies can be scientists: Meet Dr Elizabeth Boakes

Dr Elizabeth Boakes (@BoakesE ) is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at UCL. She took part in Soapbox Art & Science London 2017 where she gave a presentation alongside Danica Desilva entitled: “Mind the Gap… in the ecosystem”           … Continue reading

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Ask as many questions as you can: Meet Helen Hugh-Jones and Rehemat Bhatia

Helen Hugh-Jones (left) (@nells_originals), Nell’s Originals, &  Rehemat Bhatia (right) (@rehemat_), University College London are taking part in Soapbox Art & Science  in Thamesmead, London on 16th September 2017. You can catch them giving a presentation called: “Fossil plankton and the big climate stories … Continue reading

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It’s important to embrace a different perspective: Amy Knight and Sophia Goldberg in conversation with Overleaf

Soapbox Art & Science London 2017 is being sponsored by Overleaf. Here they catch up with two of the speakers from the event- artist Amy Knight (left) and scientist Sophia Goldberg (right), who will be giving a presentation together entitled: “How does … Continue reading

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Science can take you to unexpected places: Meet Millie Watts

Millie Watts completed a geosciences degree with the Open University whilst qualifying as a teacher, followed by a MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change at Swansea University. She has been doing her PhD since 2013 at the National Oceanography … Continue reading

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Make your ideas stronger by talking about them: Meet Bridget Penman

Dr Bridget Penman is an assistant professor at the University of Warwick. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford Department of Zoology and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, and was previously a Sir … Continue reading

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Be passionate, work hard and persevere: Meet Pallavi Anand

Dr Pallavi Anand is a Lecturer in Oceanography at the Open University, Milton Keynes. She is an ocean geochemist, who enjoys looking at plankton shells and thinking about new ways to use locked chemicals in shells and sediments to unravel … Continue reading

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Give yourself the chance and who knows where it might take you: Meet Stacy Phillips

Stacy Phillips (@shtacy_phillips) is a 1st year PhD student at The Open University, Milton Keynes. Stacy is a geologist and geochemist who is investigating granites in the Himalaya, trying to find out how these rocks formed and what that can tell us about … Continue reading

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Understanding chemistry and contaminated land: Meet Sabrina Cipullo

Sabrina Cipullo is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Environmental Science at Cranfield University. She has a Masters of Environmental Science and Biotechnology from the University of Milan, and a BSc in Biotechnology. Her PhD focuses on environmental chemistry and toxicological … Continue reading

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Ten things I wish people knew about autism : Meet Rachel Moseley

Dr Rachel Moseley is a lecturer at Bournemouth University, a researcher in cognitive neuroscience, and a keen advocate of public engagement in science. She feels passionately about working to improve understanding and compassion for people on the autism spectrum and those who … Continue reading

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