Guest Blogger

Alex's PhD graduation with her three children

Children first: taking an unusual path to a STEM career

By Guest Blogger / July 1, 2014

I’m Alex Blakemore and I’m Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London. My path to an academic career has been an unusual one. I did my first degree and PhD as the lone parent of three young children. Even getting into university at all felt like a miracle: due to family circumstances, I’d…

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Royal Society Coat of Arms

Attacks on the Royal Society miss the point

By Guest Blogger / May 11, 2014

This is a guest post by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Cambridge University’s Gender Equality champion. New Royal Society fellows – fewer women than in the US Another year, another occasion to thump the Royal Society for the make-up of its new fellows. This time it was Nature that screamed ‘Royal Society still…

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Lab-based work experience helps kids from low-income families

By Guest Blogger / May 2, 2014

This is a guest blog by Angela Barret from in2scienceUK in2scienceUK was set up in 2010 by Rebecca McKelvey, a Neuroscience PhD student at University College London.  During her PhD studies, she met many work experience students, but none of them were from low-income backgrounds.

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Exploring the world through science and travel

By Guest Blogger / May 1, 2014

I’m Sarah Cruddas. Sometimes you can love science, but not be cut out to be a scientist. That’s exactly my issue. I have a degree in Physics with Astrophysics, a post-graduate qualification in Broadcast Journalism and now work as a reporter and presenter on TV, radio and print.

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High heels, running shoes and accelerator physics

By Guest Blogger / April 1, 2014

I’m Suzie Sheehy and I’m an accelerator physicist. I am privileged to work with an amazing collection of inspiring, smart, lovely people at RAL, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the UK. As someone who loves to travel

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Introducing WAX Science in France

By Guest Blogger / March 14, 2014

This is a guest blog from Flora Vincent, who co-founded WAX Science WAX Science is a French association born in March 2013, co-founded by Aude Bernheim and myself, Flora Vincent. It all started in November 2012, when our team won the video contest

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Jenna Stevens-SMith

Bioengineer on a mission

By Guest Blogger / March 2, 2014

“My name is Jenna Stevens-Smith and I am a bioengineer.” When I tell people that, 90% of the time their first response is “Really?” It used to annoy me that people didn’t think I looked like I could be a scientist or engineer, but now I quite enjoy the conversation that follows and the slight…

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Prof Gina Rippon

Brains: sex, society and #neurotrash

By Guest Blogger / December 4, 2013

This is a guest post by Georgina Rippon, who is Professor of Cognitive Imaging and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) at Aston University. Gina recently gave the ScienceGrrl Birmingham ‘Say NO to Neurotrash!’ lecture (video link). Find her on Twitter:  @springfield16. We watched the latest discussion on ‘male and female brains’ play out in the media with…

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If you love [BLANK], then you’ll love my job

By Guest Blogger / September 26, 2013

This is a guest post by Victoria Herridge (@ToriHerridge). She is one-quarter of Team TrowelBlazers, who celebrate women in archaeology, palaeontology & geology – past & present – and tweet at @trowelblazers. What would you say to fill in the blank in the title? What one word or phrase could possibly capture the essence of…

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Lancashire Science Festival

By Guest Blogger / August 28, 2013

ScienceGrrl have been getting out and about and meeting and greeting at science festivals this summer – we kicked off with Lancashire Science Festival in June, a brilliantly full-on day which Abby Ickringill (R&D Chemist at F2 Chemicals) will remind us of in this guest blog post. We had a blast at Live from Jodrell…

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Trowelblazing Role Models

By Guest Blogger / August 7, 2013

This is a guest post by Suzanne Pilaar Birch, a postdoctoral fellow in archaeology at Brown University where her research focuses on human response to climate change in the past. She is one-fourth of the Trowelblazers team, who are working hard to make sure that the contributions of women in the fields of archaeology, geology,…

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