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Lucy McGowan

Lucy McGowan

Bristol Coordinator

Lover of both pints and science, and a PhD student researching the role of inflammation in skeletal diseases at the University of Bristol.

Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens

Bristol Coordinator

Doing a PhD in pure maths (combinatorics, but who’s counting), my main goal is to explain it to my mother. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing others explain their research to me, hopefully in words of fewer than three syllables!

Will Hoffmann

Will Hoffmann

Communications Officer

I’m a first year PhD student in Functional Nanomaterials, and am originally from the US. I currently work with nanostructures which attempt to mimic the precursors to life. When I’m not learning about nano, I cycle, hike, and read.

Letitia Li

Letitia Li

Bristol Secretary

I'm currently a postgraduate in Biomedical Sciences Research. I enjoy all things Science. Besides, I'm a huge fan of Arts and foreign languages. Joining PoS is one of the most exciting experience for me. The science talks and pub nights will never fail to surprise you!

Catherine Gilmore

Catherine Gilmore

Event Manager - Creative Reactions

I have just received my PhD in reproductive biology from University of Bristol, studying the human placenta. I'm also passionate about enabling more creativity in science, in education and in academia, so I am very excited to be involved in developing Creative Reactions this year.

Anouk Spelt

Anouk Spelt

Event Manager - Creative Reactions

Final year PhD biology student in Aerospace Engineering where I work with engineers to improve drone flight by looking at how gulls fly in the city. As I love to work on the boundary of two fields, I am organising Creative Reactions this year which is a collaboration between artists and scientists!

Alexandra Moylett

Alexandra Moylett

Event Manager - Our Society

I am a PhD student on the Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training, where I am looking at what hard problems can be solved by quantum computers in the near future. I am interested in scicomm, music and long distance running.

Josie Rule

Josie Rule

Event Manager - Atoms to Galaxies

I’m an undergraduate studying Environmental Geoscience. I get to study everything from rocks and minerals to glaciers and corals. I love nature and all things outdoors, as well as visiting museums and art galleries. This is my first pint of science and I can’t wait to hear the talks from all the ama...

Kelli Gallacher

Kelli Gallacher

Event Manager - Our Body

I spend most of my time investigating the role of competition between cells in disease. When I’m not in the lab, I’m probably; at a gig, attempting to win a pub quiz, or working through my never-ending collection of books.

Victoria Jiang

Victoria Jiang

Event Manager - Tech Me Out

A first year science undergraduate who wants to know more about scientific world and how to organise a science conference. And she is making her first try.

Pedro Moura

Pedro Moura

Event Manager - Our Body

Third and final year PhD student in Biochemistry, I'm doing research on how the red blood cells actually become red blood cells when they circulate in the body. I'm originally from Portugal, and also love swing dancing, swimming and singing!

Rose Lord

Rose Lord

Event Manager - Planet Earth

I am a masters student at the University of Bristol studying Climate Change Science and Policy. I'm super passionate about understanding and mitigating climate change, and how we can live sustainably.

Georgia Oakley

Georgia Oakley

Event Manager - Tech Me Out

I’m a PhD student in Synthetic Biology, a relatively new field translating engineering and computer science into biology. I love learning about how scientific ideas are developed and impact society. I also enjoy football, running and volleyball.

Mary Coe

Mary Coe

Event Manager - Planet Earth

Physics PhD student looking into the microscopic processes governing hydrophobic surfaces. Having set an undergraduate lab experiment on kitchen scales on fire, I now keep my methods purely theoretical and computational.

Maia Kavanagh Williamson

Maia Kavanagh Williamson

Event Manager - Our Society

I’m a postdoctoral researcher investigating how viral infections can change the metabolism and composition of our cells. When I’m not peering down the microscope I love travelling, playing sports and sewing. I’m really looking forwards to PoS 2019!

Matt Lee

Matt Lee

Creative Reactions Bristol Co-Ordinator

I’m a PhD student looking at the association between adiposity, metabolites, and diseases. Interested in communicating science without ever mentioning any science!

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

Event Manager - Tech Me Out

I'm an R&D Engineer working at the National Composites Centre in Bristol with a background in Mechanical engineering. I came to Bristol in 2016 to do an MSc, loved the city and decided to stay! I also have interests in electronics and attempt some programming/coding.

Will Cathery

Will Cathery

Event Manager - Our Body

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Translational Health Sciences. I am working on engineering vascular tissue using umbilical cord stem cells for treatment of congenital heart defects. In my spare time I’m usually cycling, hiking or relaxing in a pub.

Thomas Battram

Thomas Battram

Event Manager - Our Body

I have a background in cell biology, but everything went wrong in the lab, so I switched to something much more my speed – sitting at a computer! I’m a 3rd year PhD student studying how small chemical additions to the DNA are linked to disease.

Anna Germon

Anna Germon

Event Manager - Beautiful Mind

I’m currently researching breast cancer. I love science and good conversation; putting the two together works pretty well for me.

Kim Chandler

Kim Chandler

Event Manager - Planet Earth

Studying a MSc in Palaeobiology, I am interested in both geology and biology. Fossils and evolution is my thing, but I love all things science, museums and getting science out of the laboratory and to the public. And, of course, I love the pub!

Helena Davies

Helena Davies

Event Manager - Beautiful Mind

I’m a postgraduate research student exploring public perception of genetics in healthcare and how we can improve communication methods within genomic medicine. I joined PoS because is there anything better than a bit of science chat with a pint in hand? (Answer = NO, there is not).

Konstantina Kanari

Konstantina Kanari

Event Manager - Atoms to Galaxies

Chemist who found herself doing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for learning and drinking, which is why I am now organising Pint of Science!

Jos Gunns

Jos Gunns

Event Manager - Atoms to Galaxies

I try to teach maths to students by day, and think up ways to engage the public with science by night. And if it involves alcohol, so much the better!

Matt Clancy

Matt Clancy

Event Manager - Atoms to Galaxies

I am a second year Physics undergraduate with a keen interest in the life sciences and pints. When I’m not studying, I love to read, cook, go running or practice martial arts. Delighted to be a part of Pint of Science- I think it’s a great idea!

Fionn Keeley

Fionn Keeley

Event Manager - Planet Earth

I did my undergraduate in General Science at UCD in Dublin, and I've recently moved to Bristol to do an MSc in Palaeobiology! My research focuses on the evolution of the first animals.

Jon Prager

Jon Prager

Event Manager - Our Society

I'm a vet and a final year PhD student in neuroscience. I think all science is fascinating and love to hear about other people’s research - and what better location than a pub!

Alessandra Treviso

Alessandra Treviso

Event Manager - Tech Me Out

I am a mechanical engineer and I moved to Bristol to follow my passion for all the things flying: aeroplanes, hot air balloons... I love running, comics and art. I have been involved in PoS for two years and I can't wait for another amazing festival!

Sian Fussell

Sian Fussell

Core Committee

I am currently a PhD student studying functional nanomaterials, my work looks at using nanoparticles to create new materials for use in medicine. I love learning about exciting new science which is why I signed up to organise Pint of Science.

Vicky Hamilton

Vicky Hamilton

Core Committee

Pint of science brings together the two best things in life: drinking and science! When I'm not drunk I'm working towards my PhD which involves pharmaceutical crystals, magnets and big microscopes.

Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes

Event Manager - Atoms to Galaxies

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bristol. My research focuses on problems in between harmonic analysis (which deals with viewing the world as a bunch of waves) and number theory (which studies equations over the integers). When not mathing, I enjoy hanging out with friends.