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Stacey Aston

Stacey Aston

City Coordinator

I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Psychology Department at Durham University. I first got involved with Pint of Science Newcastle as I'm passionate about science outreach. I am now the City Coordinator for Durham and I am very excited to put on a fantastic set of events in 2018!

Paul Branch

Paul Branch

City Coordinator

I’m a postgraduate student studying superconductivity. I have a passion for science outreach and engagement, and what better place to talk science than the pub!

Marikka Beecroft

Marikka Beecroft

City Coordinator

I'm a postgraduate researcher at Durham University's Biosciences department looking at metal regulation in bacteria and how to use this as a new antibiotic target.

Josh Borrow

Josh Borrow

Publicity Officer

I am a PhD student in Cosmology. I have been running outreach events for many years through Cafe Scientifique, and have decided to join the POS team to help out with Publicity!

James Black

James Black

Web Manager

I am a PhD candidate in the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology here in Durham. I always enjoy discussing amazing science - especially over a pint. So naturally I got involved with Pint of Science and now I am the Web Manager for Durham.

Lara Small

Lara Small

Event Manager

I'm a Biophysics postdoc currently playing with fluorescent lipid membranes and surfactants. Excited about PoS, which appeals to my loves of sitting, pubs, pints of cider or juice, & event-related t-shirts. And interesting science, of course

Alexander Blair

Alexander Blair

Event Manager

I’m a Ph.D. student who uses computer models to study superconductors - materials that can carry vast amounts of electric current without any resistance when they’re kept cold enough – in extreme magnetic fields.

Jim Groombridge

Jim Groombridge

Event Manager

I am a PhD student at Durham University School of Biosciences researching how gut bacteria are able to influence health and aging - and how we can potentially improve health by manipulating microbes through food! I am managing the "Our Bodies" segment on human health and disease across all times!

Maria Olkkonen

Maria Olkkonen

Event Manager

I am based in the psychology department at Durham University. My research is focused on understanding how our brain makes sense of the world by combining expectations with sensory signals. I find public outreach important, and look forward to geeking out in the pub at this year’s Pint of Science!

Jasmin Strickland

Jasmin Strickland

Event Manager

I am a second year Psychology PhD student here at the university of Durham, with a particular interest in learning and memory. After seeing pint of science come successfully to Durham last year I am excited to be a part of it this year!