Tag Archives: Career path

Entrench the Athena SWAN’s aims into the fabric of institutions: Meet Olivia Champion

Olivia Champion is a research fellow in molecular pathogenesis at the University of Exeter and recently commercialized some of her research to become co-founder and CEO of a University of Exeter spin out company called BioSystems Technology. Here she tells … 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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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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Me, my science and I

By Rachel Williams (@rachelwilliams), Newcastle University. Photo below from the Cheltenham Festivals (photographer: Graham Fudger).  Catch Rachel on her soapbox this saturday, 1-4pm, in Newcastle city centre, where she’ll be talking about ‘Inflammation – what, why and ow! Your body’s response when … Continue reading

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A fascination for discovery

By Dr Cristina Lagunas, Queen’s University Belfast. Catch Cristina on her Soapbox this saturday June 20th 2-5pm in Belfast, where she will be talking about “Glow-in-the-dark and colour-changing molecules: From entertainment and toys to forensic and medical research”.   I am not quite … Continue reading

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“Let’s find out!”: Meet Solveig Felton

Dr. Solveig Felton is a lecturer in the Centre for Nanostructured Media at Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to this she was a lecturer in Electron Microscopy at Imperial College London, working in the Department of Materials, using transmission electron microscopy … Continue reading

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From a 11+ chemistry set to eating behaviour research: Meet Laura Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson (@LLWSwansea) is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Swansea University. Laura’s research focuses on the psychology of eating behaviour with a special interest in how some individuals regulate their emotions with food – especially those who are highly … Continue reading

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Still awed by the elegance & colourful aesthetics of chemical systems: Meet Michelle Ma

Dr Michelle Ma is a research chemist at King’s College London. Her work focuses on designing new pharmaceuticals that can help diagnose cancer. Here, she tells us about her passion for chemistry, how she hopes diversity is going to become the norm … Continue reading

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Careers don’t always go as planned: Meet Rebecca Price-Davies

Rebecca Price-Davies (@rpricedavies) is a lecturer and research pharmacist at Cardiff University. She studies injectable drug stability and compatibility with medical devices, and intravenous nutrition stability. Her research improves medical care for people receiving intravenous therapy, allowing them to leave hospital … Continue reading

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