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New blog post: My @wcmtuk Fellowship about #scicomm on social media. Be part of my plan http://buff.ly/1Fkgnuk  
Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/8444929253/ This January I visited London for an interview. I was feeling nervous and excited and, as I usually handle challenging situations, I tweeted about it. People on tw...
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Our #jobsQ  Live Q&A Video Event 'Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success' goes live at 1pm BST today! Tune in below!
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What motivates scientists to use social media? And why do they keep using it? #blog   #scicomm  
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Latest blog post from my Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. Thinking about the crowdfunding of science could there be more to it than the money?
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Online engagement and learning in practice at Harvard and MIT
For the  next part of my journey I visited the beautiful Harvard campus. I met with a number of scientists that use social media and a number of social media managers. Harvard Harvard is really easy to get to on the T line and is a beautiful campus to explo...
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If you can't communicate your science, you're not really doing science. This researcher gets it.

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Updates from my trip to the States and Canada to look at the use of social media for public engagement. I visited the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto ...
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Churchill Fellowship: Science policy and public engagement in Washington DC
Washington DC was a VERY HOT whirlwind of interesting conversations. new experiences and lots of lessons in American history. I think the time I spent in DC is going to spawn a number of blog posts focused on different topics but for now, here's what I got ...
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Churchill Fellowship: Engagement at Yale
For the second part of my Churchill Fellowship I took the train from Boston to New Haven, the home of Yale University. I caught up with scientists in the Geology and Geophysics group, visited the amazing Peabody Museum (definitely one of my new favourite mu...
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My latest post about online engagement with science from my #wcmt2015  fellowship #SCICOMM  
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The Art of Science Communication: William Zinsser on How to Write Well About Science http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/27/william-zinsser-on-writing-well-science/ 
"Imagine science writing as an upside-down pyramid. Start at the bottom with the one fact a reader must know before he can learn any more. The second sentence broadens what was stated first, making the pyramid wider, and the third sentence broadens the second, so that you can gradually move beyond fact into significance and speculation — how a new discovery alters what was known, what new avenues of research it might open, where the research might be applied. There’s no limit to how wide the pyramid can become, but your readers will understand the broad implications only if they start with one narrow fact."
How to master the inverse pyramid of transmuting information into wisdom. I have always considered writing a way of organizing reality --
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  • Procter & Gamble
    Scientist, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Aberdeen
    Lab Practical Demonstrator, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Aberdeen
    Student Support, 2009 - 2011
  • Topshop
    Level 3 Sales Advisor, 2003 - 2007
  • Procter & Gamble
    Intern (Scientist), 2006 - 2007
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Burnley - Aberdeen - Durham, England - Egham - Staines - London
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Science communicator and fan of the internet.
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Hello, welcome to my world! I'm a curious cat who likes everything science related. I wear a number of hats so expect a mix of things on my channel.
 
By day I work in Public Engagement with Research. I connect public audiences with the latest research via a number of ways. I'm carrying out a Fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to see how scientists around the globe can use social media to discuss science with public audiences.
 
I think information should be open and that evidence-based reasoning is the best. I organise lots of science-y events and Tweet a lot. I like to travel. I'm also known as hapsci on the internet.
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Chair of the British Science Association Branch in Aberdeen
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  • University of Aberdeen
    PhD Medical Sciences, 2009 - 2012
  • Durham University
    Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2004 - 2008
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My Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship about Science on Social M...
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Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/8444929253/ This January I visited London for an interview. I was feeling nervous and exci

Integrating social media into researcher careers
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Following my post on measures of success on social media I read a paper on 'A critical evaluation of science outreach via social media: it's

Academic productivity app review: Habit RPG
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In my previous post I asked people to share which digital tools and apps they use to help them work faster (and smarter). Lots of them sound

Which digital tools do you use to make your life easier?
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I've been thinking this week about all the apps, tools and plug-ins that I use to make my digital life easier. I use a variety of tools to c

Mysterious creatures in the Loch, the science of learning and libel refo...
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The Winter Gardens at Duthie Park (Great if the weather is bad!) Free summer science fun in Aberdeen (and beyond) for adults, families and c

Academic Blogging - Getting started
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Looking to share your research project online via a blog or social media but not sure where to start? I often get asked how you blog. So her

Natural History Museum London Out of Hours
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Last week I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Natural History Museum in London with no-one else around. It's one of my favourite pl

Why do scientists work in strange cabinets...?
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Scientific laboratories are often surrounded by strange cabinets or 'hoods' which researchers work in...but why? *please note I was approach

A visit to Bioparc Fuengirola!
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I visited Bioparc Fuengirola on a trip to Spain in May 2014. I went with my family and it's a great place to visit for a few hours. I think

Cool things I found this week for big kids and little ones
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Universe in a box (yes, that's right!) This box of awesomeness has been created to get children aged 4-10 excited about the universe. Create

(almost all) Completely FREE stuff to do in ABERDEEN this week.. MAY FES...
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The 6th of May is the start of the University of Aberdeen May Festival MAY-HEM. There are LOADS of events taking place for adults and famili

Read my thesis and let's chat about sharing research
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So my thesis has been published online on the University of Aberdeen Library page. You can read it by clicking here. It has the very snappy

COMPLETELY FREE stuff to do in Aberdeen this Week! (April 18th - 25th)
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Tues 22nd Café Controversial 7pm Satrosphere Science Centre, FREE, NO NEED TO BOOK GM crops: Raking up the facts with Professor Howard Davie

(mostly) FREE stuff to do in Aberdeen this week (April 10-17th) !
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A talk about Fungi (TONIGHT) 7.30 pm Zoology Lecture Theatre Tillydrone Avenue ABERDEEN This talk introduces the diversity of the kingdom of

A great day out with activities for children. Great cafe too! Don't forget to check out what is on as Satrosphere also host talks for adults on current science topics, workshops for children and 'Takeover' nights for students. Exhibitions change regularly and there's a fantastic planetarium with a show all about aliens!
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