Category Archives: Opinion piece

Why women in science should learn to code

By Vicky Butt, who is a PhD student studying bioinformatics and metagenomics at King’s College London.   With this ever-increasing amount of biological data, such as genomics, the only way to make sense of it is to write computer programmes. Principal … Continue reading

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Science for a Penny

Dr Seirian Sumner, Soapbox Science co-founder   At Soapbox Science HQ, we get quite a few invitations to come and speak about the initiative and the issues facing women in science generally. Between our day jobs (of being scientists!), family … Continue reading

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Women in Science: some thoughts, by Kathryn Else

Why are there more men than women in science, and particularly at the highest levels? This is not a new question, and there have been numerous women in science campaigns, but the fact that the question continues to be asked … Continue reading

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Autism is nothing to be A-shamed about: reflections on the muddled messages from the media

By Dr Rachel Moseley, a Bristol Soapbox Science Speaker   There are various taboo words we all avoid, but here’s a new one; do you know what I mean by the “A word”? Many of you reading this may have … Continue reading

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Against all odds: finding my own path to science

By Vicki Clifton A/Professor Vicki Clifton is a is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow who is currently a Professorial Research Fellow with the Mothers and Babies Theme at Mater Medical Research Institute in Brisbane Australia, … Continue reading

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Why I love being a lecturer – by a lecturer in the first year of the job

By Dr Regan Early (@ReganEarly), based at the University of Exeter. Regan studies the effects of human activity on wildlife around the world. Her basic approach is to use patterns in species distributions to understand many aspects of species ecology – climate tolerances, biotic … Continue reading

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How motherhood has made me a better scientist

By Rebecca Gelding, rebecca.gelding@mq.edu.au, @RebeccaGelding Rebecca Gelding is currently completing her PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney. She is a part-time student, and full-time mum to two young children. Come say hi to Rebecca on her Soapbox, August 20th 1pm … Continue reading

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Getting Up and Out: How Education Spurred Two Life-Changing Decisions

By H.E. James. Hattie is a writer and researcher living in Boise, Idaho.  She has a varied background, including education and sports journalism.  She is a former electronic content manager and analyst for a government agency.  She holds an MBA and … Continue reading

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Back to Science, against all odds

Dr Graziella Iossa is a Back to Science Fellow at the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln. She is a zoologist particularly interested in behavioural and evolutionary ecology having used mammals and insects as study systems. Graziella talks about … Continue reading

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Is Wales in a science-education crisis?

By Wendy Sadler (@wendyjsadler), Director of Science Made Simple. The first picture is of Zoe, a science made simple presenter in action. The second picture was also taken by science made simple, during one of their events.    I’m a scientist on … Continue reading

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