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...
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 ...
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...
"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."
- Procter & GambleScientist, 2008 - 2009
- University of AberdeenLab Practical Demonstrator, 2009 - 2012
- University of AberdeenStudent Support, 2009 - 2011
- TopshopLevel 3 Sales Advisor, 2003 - 2007
- Procter & GambleIntern (Scientist), 2006 - 2007
- University of AberdeenPhD Medical Sciences, 2009 - 2012
- Durham UniversityMolecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2004 - 2008
My Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship about Science on Social M...
Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/8444929253/ This January I visited London for an interview. I was feeling nervous and exci
Which digital tools do you use to make your life easier?
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...
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
Cool things I found this week for big kids and little ones
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...
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
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)
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) !
A talk about Fungi (TONIGHT) 7.30 pm Zoology Lecture Theatre Tillydrone Avenue ABERDEEN This talk introduces the diversity of the kingdom of