I am a firm believer that everyone is born a scientist. Why? Because as a baby, toddler and child we are always curious. Whether that is trying to put our toes in our mouth, crawling around to explore with our new found mobility or asking ‘why’ a million and one times to our parents in […]Read More How curiosity has shaped my career
As you all know by now I am really passionate about science communication, or scicomm. Whether that is sharing my research within my lab group, my university, my research field, with funders and policy makers, with school children or with the public, scicomm comes in an infinite amount of forms and there are so many […]Read More 17 science communicators to watch out for in 2019
Hands up if like me you love all things shiny, sparkly and glittery! Yes – I am a magpie and you won’t be surprised to learn my 18th birthday party was sparkle themed 😛 I am still obsessed with all things sparkle and glitz and will always jump at any chance to cover my face […]Read More Glitter: a harmless bit of fun or a threat to our environment?
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
After 4 years studying for my molecular biology undergrad, and now 4 years trying to get my PhD, what would you say if I told you that one of my favourite and my best subject at school was French? I loved going to every single French lesson I had doing literature reviews and writing essays […]Read More Inspiring future women in STEM: Barbie & Tynker’s #YouCanBeAnything campaign
‘Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try’ . I am one of those people that usually be lying in bed and come up with a whole host of crazy but brilliant ideas which I quickly jot down in the notes section of my phone before rolling over to head to sleep. Usually all those […]Read More 8 influences for starting my blog Soph talks science
Okay… spoiler alert! WE ARE ALL GETTING OLDER! Alright, I guess we all knew that no matter how much we are trying to avoid it. In our ongoing quest to look more youthful with all our anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes to cover up those grey hairs, have you ever wondered why we age in […]Read More Why do we age?
At the start of 2018, I set myself some goals for the year. One of those goals was to do some more scicomm events in person. Now so far this year I have helped moderate two science outreach events and organise one, but I had not done one in person. Until now. I had seen […]Read More What is it like to do Soapbox Science? Brighton 2018