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Emily Halford

Emily Halford

Coordinator

I work at NHS Blood and Transplant, helping to match donors and patients for organ and stem cell transplant. I love that Pint of Science keeps me connected to research and is a great excuse to visit nice pubs!

Arianna Zuanazzi

Arianna Zuanazzi

Coordinator

My first university exam was geography, the last one neuroanatomy. I am doing a PhD in neuroscience. My main university qualification is linguistics. This confusing background makes me enjoy other perspectives. PoS is a great place to get plenty.

Galen Reich

Galen Reich

Coordinator

I'm a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and my research is focused on biologically-inspired radar systems that work at the cusp of Physics and Psychology. In my spare time I tinker with electronics, build drones, and enjoy a pint at the pub!

Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers

Our Society Event Manager

I’m the Marketing and Operations Manager for Aston University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange so it’s my job to tell the world about the fascinating work that our academics do with businesses of all sizes, and from all sectors. Outside of work I love wine, travel and dogs.

Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Our Society Event Manager

I am head of brand reputation and events at Aston University. I’m not a scientist, but am fascinated by the research conducted by our scientists. Outside work I love going to gigs and festivals, eating out and working off the excess by trying to learn aerial circus skills – very badly!

Rachael Holyhead

Rachael Holyhead

Our Society Event Manager

Events and Graduation Coordinator at Aston University by day. Knitwear-wearing, dog-loving, tea-drinking art school grad by night.

Ambra Ferrari

Ambra Ferrari

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Birmingham. Passionate about multisensory integration and its relationship with brain and mind plasticity. Pint of Science? A great way to pop the lab bubble and get engaged with the outside world.

Giulio Degano

Giulio Degano

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

PhD student in Neuroscience at the UoB. I conduct EEG studies during sleep and I love everything that involves modelling of brain data. When I am not in the lab you can find me on the wall (or eating and drinking like a respectable Italian).

Ting Yan

Ting Yan

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I am a PhD student in Electronic Engineering at University of Birmingham focusing on asphalt pavement surfacing layer condition assessment. Out of research, I like reading, hiking and writing poems. Borrow John’s words: as we are walking together all the time, a path of PoS to world appears!

Katie Reilly

Katie Reilly

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a PhD student at the University of Birmingham where I am researching the impacts that freshwater pollutants, including microplastics and chemicals, can have on the environment and aquatic organisms. When I’m not in the lab I enjoy taking part in a range of water sports, including sailing, kayaki...

Aileen Baird

Aileen Baird

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, where I research the effect that climate change has on fungi (mushrooms and more!). This keeps me busy in the lab, office, and in the field at Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. I can be also be found: on a bike, baking a cake, or down the pub...

Liam Crowley

Liam Crowley

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m an entomologist doing my PhD at the University of Birmingham, studying insect-plant interactions under elevated Carbon Dioxide at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. I think science and the natural world is awesome and love sharing this with people!

Eleni Farmaki

Eleni Farmaki

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I am a PhD student at Aston University where I am combining 3D-printing technology with regenerative medicine to create a tiny brain model. The things I love most: physics, art and brain. When the night comes, I fancy exploring pubs with fine music and beer.

Ashleigh Rushton

Ashleigh Rushton

Tech Me Out Event Manager

Studying for a PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Birmingham. I specialise in exploring novel techniques to detect genomic abnormalities. Science communication is very important to me – and what better venue than in a pub!

Niall Gilding

Niall Gilding

Our Body Event Manager

Hi! I recently finished my PhD at the University of Birmingham, where I work to pinpoint weaknesses in leukaemias (AML) that could be targeted by new treatments. I love talking with anyone about science, especially over a pint! Outside the lab, I’m often on my bike, running or drinking coffee…