The brain – isn’t it incredible? If there is one thing I wish I had studied more it would be this mesmerising organ and probably one of the reasons I follow so many neuroscientists across social media. But this also meant that last week my social media feeds were full of people at the biggest […]Read More Guest blog: 4 things I learnt at the Society for Neuroscience conference 2018
Happy Halloween 🎃🕸🕷! . Pumpkins 🎃, ghosts 👻, spiders 🕷, witches 🌒 and the undead ⚰ For one day each year they fill you with dread 🦇 . But no matter what haunting 👻 and creepy 🕷 things fill you with fear 👀 For this year’s 🎃 Spooky Science💀 post there’s something I want you to hear . They hide in the shadows and long for the light For they are […]Read More SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?
The Great British Bake Off is a TV staple for most of us Brits – and further afield now it is on Netflix! But I often find myself in the lab following a protocol and comparing it to following your favourite recipe. There seems to be a load of similarities between following a recipe and […]Read More Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry
The writing up stage of a PhD is both incredibly exciting but also a completely terrifying point of the PhD journey. Some people dread it and some can’t wait to reach that stage. Having recently come out the other end myself and submitted my PhD thesis, I thought I would share some of the best […]Read More 5 of the best & worst things about thesis writing
My PhD thesis is written and I am in that awkward in-betweeny phase where I am waiting for my viva date and that oral examination which will determine whether I am worthy of the title Dr or not, and also delaying writing what will be my final PhD advice & experience blog posts while I […]Read More Ph.Done! … now what?!
Celebrity gossip time! Oxygen and magnesium are dating! . . OMg! . In other news, Einstein has finally finished that theory about space he has been working on. . . It’s about time too! . Anyone know how you plan a space party? . . Well, I guess you just plan-et! . Okay, okay! I’m […]Read More What happens in our bodies when we laugh? – Comedy Central Live 2018
Anyone that knows me will know that I have a serious case of wanderlust. I am always looking for the next place I can visit and saving up for those flights and excursions to capture those photos & moments that will last a lifetime. But you all also know that I love science communication. Scicomm […]Read More Guest blog: My Summer as a Science Communication Intern
Back in June, I took part in my first ever live science outreach event. It was Soapbox Science in Brighton. But fast forward a few months, and I received an email asking me to fill in for someone who had dropped out of the Bournemouth event, which just happened to be the day after I […]Read More What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Bournemouth 2018
Ever since I discovered New Scientist Live was a thing about 18 months ago, all I have wanted to do is go and be inspired by the wonderful world of science, technology engineering and maths. So, you imagine my reaction when I had the news that I would get a press pass for the full […]Read More My first New Scientist Live experience
Back in April, you might remember that I was honoured to win two UK blog awards and from that I had the pleasure of being introduced to and meeting many more incredible and inspiring bloggers from around the country. One of those was today’s guest blogger Gemma! I love having guest post on my blog […]Read More Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab