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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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Are PhD students switched on to social media? My latest blog post #sciencesunday #phdchat #scicomm
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Is openness in research not a positive idea?
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In June I'm heading to North America to investigate how useful social media can be for the communication of science. Follow my journey here  and I'm keen to hear what others think!

#science   #sciencesunday   #scicomm   #engagedscionline   #phd   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #twitter   #twittertips  
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How much does our technology determine behaviour? My experiences of an accidental digital detox...
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Should social media be part of researcher careers?
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 role and impact on scientists' published on the F1000 website which is well worth a ...
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Happy 2015 everyone! For anyone who is looking to do more online this year... This looks to be a good online session for anyone looking to use digital tools to help their academic careers (some great speakers) and is free! https://plus.google.com/events/cmm5beg2ap355uem3g4ccaqn92c?src=WLP
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It isn't about Tweeting celebrities. Honestly....
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Are PhD students switched on to the impact of social media? Latest blog post from me #scicomm   #phdchat   #socialmedia  
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A round up of my favourite things that i have found online this week. Including #scicomm  discussions and me trying mealworms as a mid morning snack. 
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Last week I was invited to speak at a Biomedical careers event at the University of Aberdeen about Careers in Science Communication. I thought  others might find the presentation useful and have included it in my blog post this week. 
Last week I was invited to speak at a Biomedical careers event at the University of Aberdeen about Careers in Science Communication. I others might find the presentation useful (especially some of the links) so I have include...
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I wrote a long ramble of a blog post about public engagement metrics on social media & why it isn't all about follower numbers. It might of interest..  http://sciencehastheanswer.blogspot.com/2015/01/effectivesocialnetworks.html?spref=tw … 
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Visiting the Orkney Science Festival and the Orkney Wireless Museum
This September I was lucky enough to participate in (and visit) the Orkney International Science Festival. Orkney is a place I have always wanted to visit, and if you don't know where it is, it's located off the North East tip of Scotland. It's home to ancient stone circles, viking settlements ...
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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.
Introduction
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...
sciencehastheanswer.blogspot.com

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
sciencehastheanswer.blogspot.com

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

Post-PhD life - Life decisions and blogging
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I graduated from my PhD some time ago now. I moved away from research when my funding expired and after a lot of decision making and deliber

Free COOL stuff in Aberdeen this week!
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A short, informal talk about how we solve the problems of food waste - is it all the fault of supermarkets? Talk (30mins ish) followed by a

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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