Category Archives: 2019 speakers blog

You’ll develop many transferable skills in science: Meet Maggie Lieu 

Dr Maggie Lieu (@space_mog), The European Space Agency, is taking part in Soapbox Science Brighton on 1st June with the talk: “Why dark matter matters”       SS: What attracted you to Soapbox Science in the first place – and what are you … Continue reading

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Replace competitiveness with team spirit: Meet Vicky Boult

Dr Vicky Boult (@vlboult), University of Reading, is taking part in Soapbox Science Reading on 8th June 2019 talking about: “An elephant’s appetite”.         Q: Vicky, how did you get to your current position? I have always … Continue reading

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Remember that your skills are transferable: Meet Sofia Gripenberg

Sofia Gripenberg is a Royal Society Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. Her work investigates the interactions between plants and their insect enemies. Her current main project assesses the role of insects attacking … Continue reading

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Science should be accessible to everyone: Meet Rachael Chandler

Rachael Chandler, Biomedical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, is taking part in Soapbox Science Reading with the talk:“Parkinson’s, DNA and… microscopic worms?!” Hi! I’m Rachael, a doctoral researcher at the University of Reading in the first year … Continue reading

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Share your failures more openly: Meet Maria Christodoulou

Maria Christodoulou is a postdoctoral researcher in Biostatistics at the University of Oxford. Trained both as a statistician and a biologist, she is interested in the development and application of statistical tools to big evolutionary questions. In her current position, … Continue reading

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Try everything, and don’t give up: Meet Leah Morabito

Dr. Leah Morabito, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, is taking part in Soapbox Science Reading on 8th June with the talk:“Super massive black holes: how do they shape galaxies?”   I am a radio astronomer, working as a Hintze … Continue reading

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Follow your passion and build a support network: Meet Daisy Shearer

  Daisy Shearer is an experimental quantum physicist and first year PhD student at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute. Her PhD project focuses on spintronics in the semiconductor InSb for initialization of electron spin quantum bits. With a background in designing semiconductor … Continue reading

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Niche Gaming- developing a bird game for SoapBox Science: Meet Theresa Robinson

Theresa Robinson (@snorkel_maiden), Zoological Society of London/University of Reading is taking part in Soapbox Science London on 25th May 2019 with the talk: “Three’s a crowd? Mating system diversity in the Mauritius Fody”       As I started preparing for SoapBox … Continue reading

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Why am I a research scientist? Parce que j’étudiais le français: Meet Sarah Harris

Dr Sarah Harris (@sarahthephd), Research Assistant in Regenerative Medicine, Keele University is taking part in Soapbox Science Stoke-on-Trent on 6th July 2019 with the talk: “Why would you want to make your spine glow in the dark?” Hello, my name is … Continue reading

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I’m never worried that I will get bored!: Meet Elisabeth Wetzer

Elisabeth Wetzer is a PhD student in Computerised Image Processing at the Dept. of Information Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden. She will take part in the Soapbox Science event in Uppsala on 25 May where she will talk about “Training … Continue reading

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