PREPARDE: September 2013

I was asked to put together a poster for the PREPARDE project to be presented at the Research Data Alliance meeting, San Fransisco, September 2013.  PREPARDE is a research project at the University of Leicester that plans to capture the

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Space IDEAS Hub, University of Leciester: 2012-2013

The Space IDEAS Hub offers East Midlands businesses access to University of Leicester expertise derived from over 50 years of space research.  As a project scientist I conducted a variety of work – from product testing to geospatial data visualisation. As

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Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, University of Leicester March-July 2013

I redesigned the Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (LCBRU) website accessed by staff, external scientists and patients recruited to trials. This involved sourcing, editing and updating content, linking to social media and liaising between audio-visual experts to create new media

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2012-2013: STFC-ADSC Exploring the Universe

I was invited in 2012 to be a member of the STFC-ASDC Science and Engagement Advisory Panel for their joint project: Exploring the Universe: From Atoms to Astrophysics. My involvement included working with scientists from across the UK and the

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Space IDEAS Hub in the Leicester in Space Exhibit

Leicester in Space Exhibit: November 2012

I feature in the Leicester in Space exhibit at the National Space Centre, Leicester.  This screen updates the public on all space research going on at the University of Leicester Space Research Centre and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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BRISSKit: November 2012

BRISSKit is a research project at the University of Leicester. It will design a national shared service brokered by JANET to host, implement and deploy biomedical research database applications that support the management and integration of tissue samples with clinical

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We are Aliens Planetarium Show: October 2012

As a space scientist with a background in astrobiological research I was invited to feature in the  STFC-funded full dome planetarium show We are Aliens by NSC Creative.  My section focussed on why we need to send robotic instruments to

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BBC Radio Leicester Live Interview, Girls in Physics: 3rd October 2012

The IOP published a report on the progression of girls in schools studying A Level Physics.  The report achieved national press and I was interviewed by Rupal Rajani for her BBC Radio Leicester show.  We discussed the advantages of studying physics, the

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British Science Association Media Fellowship: August 2012

Picked from around 200 applicants I won a coveted British Science Association media fellowship in 2012.  I was placed with the Science Editor Dick Ahlstrom at the Irish Times in Dublin. During my fellowship I feel I experienced the full

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HESTEM careers exhibit

Role Model for HESTEM Science Museums Careers Exhibit: May 2012

I was selected by HESTEM to feature as a STEM career role model in their careers exhibit installed at the National Space Centre, Leicester. I was interviewed about my school life and the path I took to become a planetary

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HESTEM SuperLab 2011

My proposal was selected to participate in HESTEM SuperLab.  I was challenged to develop a public awareness poster on an aspect of “supermarket science”.  I chose something relating to atmospheric chemistry – fitting in with the postdoc I was doing

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OU BLAST! Podcasts, Science in Second Life: September – October 2008

I was interviewed by Rough Scientist Mike Bullivant for two OU BLAST! podcasts about the SCHOME project.  Within SCHOME I supervised an entry by participants into a national competition by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology

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