Category Archives: 2017 speakers blog

Thrown yourself outside of your comfort zone: Meet Emily Dowdeswell

Emily Dowdeswell is a PhD student at Cranfield University, researching the effects of climate change on soil erosion. Her research investigates the impacts of predicted climate change regimes on soil microbiology and how vulnerable soil is to erosion. She will be talking … Continue reading

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Putting your enthusiasm to work: Meet Dani J. Barrington 

Dr Dani J Barrington is a Research Fellow in Water Engineering for Developing Countries at Cranfield University. She studied at The University of Western Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (majoring in Environmental Engineering), a Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Chemistry and … Continue reading

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Food spoilage or not, that is the question: Meet Carol Verheecke-Vaessen

Dr Carol Verheecke-Vaessen (CVV) is currently a Research Fellow at Cranfield University. Her research investigates the contamination of cereals by fungi able to produce toxins that pose a threat to human health. Here, she tells Soapbox Science (SS) about her interest in preventing those toxins from … Continue reading

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Hot Science in Newcastle City Center: Meet Marloes Peeters

Soapbox Science in Newcastle (Hot Science in the City Center) Human vs Superbugs: Screening for Bacteria with Thermometers   by Dr Marloes Peeters     My name is Marloes Peeters, I am a lecturer in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University. … Continue reading

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Never let that enthusiasm go: Meet Taniya Parikh

Now in the second year of her PhD at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (University of Portsmouth), Taniya Parikh initially studied an MSci Physics at Imperial College London (4 year degree with integrated Masters), specialising in Astrophysics. Her research … Continue reading

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Welcome curiosity: Meet Pollie Barden

Pollie Barden is a researcher in Design and Creative Technology with a focus on social issues: working with digitally disenfranchised communities through participatory methods – solving real problems that benefit real people in their everyday lives. Pollie will be at … Continue reading

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Science is a creative endeavour: Meet Charlotte Clarke

“Why astrophysics and neuroscience look the same to a rubber duck” is the title of Charlotte Clarke’s session at Soapbox Science Brighton on 29th July, 1-4pm. During her career, Lottie as studied theoretical physics, astronomy and is currently at the … Continue reading

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Talk to a wide variety of people: Meet Rebecca Pike

By Rebecca Pike I am a 4th year PhD student studying Theoretical Biology. In my research I apply mathematical modelling tools to behavioural biology. My research aims to investigate the decisions and behaviour of parents focussing on different aspects of … Continue reading

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Ask questions, ask for help to fulfil your dreams: Meet Sonali Mohapatra

One of the 12 speakers for Soapbox Science Brighton on July 29th, Sonali Mohapatra has a double masters in theoretical physics from IISER-Kolkata, India (India’s premier research Institution) and from Perimeter Institute, Canada (one of the top theoretical physics research … Continue reading

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Stay curious: Meet Samantha Furfari 

Samantha Furfari graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and Human Physiology, from the University of Adelaide in 2007 before completing an Honours degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2008. At the … Continue reading

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