Our Lives in Data Gallery Launch, Science Museum London: 14th July 2016

As part of the ALSPAC: Seeing is Believing project to visualise data from the ALSPAC birth cohort within VR, we were invited to be included in the new Data Gallery at the Science Museum. We feature in a small section

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FLL Wessex Regional Finals: 24th November 2015

I was a judge for the 2015 Wessex First Lego League (FLL) primary schools finals – this year’s theme was “Trash Tek”. Primary school teams had to research and present to judges a project based on recycling. Teams also built

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Nuffield Summer Research Placements: August 2015

This summer I hosted hosted two A Level students in the Data 2 Knowledge research group to work on biostatistical analyses of the NCDS (1958 Birth Cohort) and ALSPAC (Children of the 90’s) projects. The students worked on simulated datasets,

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Ecouter, The Galleries Bristol: 8th November 2014

I coordinated a successful proposal by the Data to Knowledge group to exhibit a live Écouter at the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science in Bristol – known as the Thinking Futures Festival. Our event invited the public to learn

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Nuffield Summer Research Placements: August 2014

This Summer the Data 2 Knowledge research group hosted three A Level students to work on the following Nuffield Summer Research projects: 1) One student worked on coding of interview/audio transcripts in relation to human relations in practising science. 2)

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Mars in a Box: January 2013 – present

The hands on Mars-themed activities were developed as extension materials to the highly successful Solar System in a Box. The focus of Mars in a Box is to link with KS4-KS5 engineering, physics, maths and programming topics. The activities comprise:

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National Space Academy Project Scientist: 2011-2013

During my time at the University of Leicester I was employed as a National Space Academy project scientist. The National Space Academy is a collaborative initiative set up by the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham and the National Space Centre, Leicester.

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1st Leicester NASA Space Apps Challenge: 19-21 April 2013

An copy of the blog post (updated broken links) I wrote for the Space IDEAS Hub (link to original post, University of Leicester): During the weekend of 19-21 April, more than 9,100 people around the world came together in 83

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BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event: 8th January 2013

Under a consultancy contract with BBC Learning, I developed and coordinated the majority of hands-on research-related public activities at the BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event (8th January 2013, University of Leicester). This involved: liaising between all departments within

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Blue Marble: February 2011 – December 2012

I developed one weather observation and prediction activity for the Blue Marble project – the primary school outreach program for the EOS group at the University of Leicester. This activity was run at 6 primary schools in Leicester, typically running

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Live link up with ISS, ESA Astronaut Andre Kuipers: 24th April 2012

The National Space Centre, in collaboration with ESA, linked live to the International Space Station to talk to ESA Astronaut Andre Kuipers.  A number of local schools were invited to participate at this amazing event – with a lucky few

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UK Space Agency Stand, National Big Bang Fair: 15th – 17th March 2012

In 2011 I pitched some hands on activity and demo ideas to be run on the UK Space Agency stand at the 2012 National Big Bang Fair, Birmingham NEC. I coordinated a team of PhD students and space scientists to

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