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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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Not just nerds or geniuses: Meet Kate Littler

Dr Kate Littler is a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Exeter, based in Penryn, Cornwall. She specialises in reconstructing ancient climates and oceanography using sediment samples recovered from deep beneath the ocean floor. She is a STEM Ambassador … Continue reading

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Bringing science out of the labs: Meet Kayleigh Wardell

Dr Kayleigh Wardell is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Matt Neale (University of Sussex), which investigates the mechanisms by which chromosomes are rearranged during meiosis. Meiosis is a specialised form of cell division that produces gametes and a … Continue reading

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I have one of the girliest jobs around: Meet Katie Hassell

Katie Hassell (@khassellspace) is a Spacecraft Thermal Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space, based in Stevenage.  Since joining just over four years ago, she has worked on EarthCARE, Solar Orbiter, PLATO and LISA PathFinder; as well as being an active STEM … Continue reading

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The never ending WHYs and HOWs: Meet Sesime Coffie

Sesime Coffie is currently a PhD student at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is a chemist, a STEM Ambassador, and a keen science communicator. Here, she tells us how her mum inspired her to pursue a career in science; how she believes … Continue reading

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