Category Archives: 2018 speaker blogs

Viruses at Soapbox Science in Halifax!: Meet Alyson A. Kelvin

Hello! My name is Alyson and I am a Virologist. I work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, studying viruses to find out how they make you sick. Since … Continue reading

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The importance of taxonomy: Meet Teresa Darbyshire

What was I thinking when I said yes? by Teresa Darbyshire Soapbox Science is a fantastic initiative to promote the role of women in science by getting them to stand on a soapbox in the middle of a city centre and … Continue reading

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Get out of your comfort zone: Meet Iulia Darolti

I am a final year PhD student at University College London. Through my research I am addressing questions about the evolutionary processes underpinning the extraordinary differences between males and females that we frequently observe in nature. You can catch Iulia … Continue reading

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Even ‘experts’ are normal people too: Meet Jess Fisher

 Jess Fisher (@jessjessfisher), University of Kent, is taking part in Soapbox Science Canterbury on 23rd of June where she will give a talk: “Happiness hotspots: why we need nature in the city”           SS: How did you get … Continue reading

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Against all odds, into science: Meet Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law; Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July with her talk: “Violence Research Lab; Gewaltforschungslabor”       SS: Why did … Continue reading

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Science, and understanding how science works, is important for everyone: Meet Antonia Misch 

Dr. Antonia Misch (@AntoniaMisch), LMU Munich, is taking part in Soapbox Science Munich on 7th July where she will give a talk: “Wir und ihr: Warum sind Vorurteile wichtig? (Us and them: Why stereotypes matter (for better and for worse))”       … Continue reading

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Find good people to work with and build comradery: Meet Merry Crowson

I am a Remote Sensing Technician at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. My research focusses on mapping deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia, where large areas of tropical peatland forest are being lost and replaced by plantations. I monitoring … Continue reading

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The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling: Meet Katharina Seilern-Moy

Katharina is a wildlife veterinarian and research associate at the Institute of Zoology at London Zoo. She is working for the Garden Wildlife Health project (@wildlife_health), a Citizen Science project, looking into diseases as potential contributing factor to species declines … Continue reading

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Equality is a good goal, but equity is even better: Meet Samuela Guida

Samuela Guida started her PhD at Cranfield University in March 2017. Her project is about the removal of ammonia and phosphorus from wastewater and the recovery of these products as fertilizers. Before being discharged into the water streams, the wastewater … Continue reading

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Communicating findings to farmers is critical: Meet Dr Helen Metcalf

Dr Helen Metcalfe is a postdoctoral research scientist working at Rothamsted Research. She is an agricultural ecologist and her work looks at how farming systems respond to changes in management practices. She particularly focuses on weeds within agricultural landscapes and … Continue reading

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