Heather is a Consultant Medical Physicist at The Christie hospital, honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester and University of Salford, and visiting Professor at the University of Cumbria. Heather founded ScienceGrrl in June 2012 and oversees the day-to-day running of the network, including communications and collaborations with local leads. When she’s not working, Heather enjoys running, cycling and spending time with her sons.
Latest posts by Dr Heather Williams (see all)
- Congratulations to Heather on her MBE! - December 28, 2020
- ScienceGrrl 2020 – All is Quiet - December 28, 2020
- Science Grrl at Bluedot 2019: space games, crafts and more! - July 7, 2019
Liz is currently training to be a primary school teacher, specialising in science. She was formerly a Biomolecular Archaeologist looking for genetic evidence for thalassemia in human bones from Bronze Age and Neolithic Greece. When she's not working, Liz enjoys stargazing and spending time with her two sons.
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Liz is the QA Co-ordinator for G&J Distillers, and formerly a clinical technologist and lab technician. She graduated in 2011 from The University of Liverpool with a BSc (Hons) Physics with Medical Applications. Liz oversees ScienceGrrl merchandising and is the Local Lead for Liverpool. Her hobbies include cooking, going to the theatre and playing games.
Tori Blakeman is a Social Media Officer at UK Research & Innovation. With an academic background in neuroscience and science communication, she specialises in communicating scientific stories through digital and social media platforms. Tori is an active member of Science Grrl and is currently responsible for managing our Instagram account which aims to celebrate women and girls in STEM in the UK whilst inspiring career options. As the first in her family to have attended university and keen dancer, she champions that science can be for everyone no matter who you are, where you’re from and what your interests.
Ian Anderson Gray
Ian is a Confident Live Marketing consultant and founder of Seriously Social. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher, web developer and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. Ian is the co-founder of Select Performers – a family run web agency. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.
Dr Anna Zecharia
Anna is Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the British Pharmacological Society, and Development Board member for the EDIS (equality, diversity and inclusion in science and health) group. Part of Anna's current work is to develop inclusive research environments and practice, wit the ambition that no-one should be excluded from a career in science. She initially oversaw our social media, and has been instrumental in ScienceGrrl's policy work. Anna loves good food, yoga, windswept walks by the sea, and building connections between people and ideas.
Latest posts by Dr Anna Zecharia (see all)
- Reflections on #womensmarchlondon - January 22, 2017
- Does brain size matter: time to stop this nonsense - February 14, 2014
- Response to “Women in Scientific Careers” report - February 6, 2014
Dr Ellie Cosgrave
Ellie is an Associate Professor in Urban Innovation at UCL's department for Science Technology Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). Ellie's research is driven by three intersecting themes: the impact of rapid urbanisation, technological innovation, and human wellbeing and social justice. Ellie is passionate about broadening access to Engineering and believes that diversity in Engineering is the cornerstone to solving some of the world’s greatest and most complex challenges. She also makes sure there is time in her week for music and dancing!