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Lara Small

Lara Small

City Coordinator

I'm currently a Project Manager in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University, but with a background and PhD in biophysics (and astrophysics further back than that). I enjoy talking to people, learning about new science, and sitting in pubs!

Vicky Connelly

Vicky Connelly

Event Manager

I’m a MSc Risk student with the Department of Geography and the IHRR at Durham University, I’m really interested in communication surrounding natural hazards. I also love reading, running and baking - despite not being very good at the last two!

Michael Hertaeg

Michael Hertaeg

Event Manager

I'm a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Physics at Durham University with degrees in Mechanical and Chemical engineering. My research looks at the mechanics of cell motility. I like teaching and learning about science, cycling and working on DIY projects.

Charline Lormand

Charline Lormand

Event Manager

I’m a Post Doc in the Department of Earth Sciences focussing on timing of magmatic processes to help understanding the triggers of volcanic eruptions. When I’m not in the field or in the lab, I enjoy experimental baking, photography and salsa dancing.

Cameron McAllister

Cameron McAllister

Event Manager

I’m a biophysics PhD student working in the Department of Physics at Durham University trying to ‘listen’ to the low-frequency vibrations of proteins. In my spare time I enjoy reading and writing about science, running, and bouldering!

Ruth McTiernan

Ruth McTiernan

Durham 2022 Team

I am a biophysics PhD student in Durham's Physics Department, looking at the mechanics of biological interfaces. Outside of my degree I teach aerial arts, stilt walk, juggle, unicycle (badly!) - I'm kind of a one-man circus!

Alex Newbold

Alex Newbold

Event Manager

I’m a PhD researcher in the Durham Physics Department, investigating the real-time tracking of ions across solid-liquid interfaces for medical and energy applications, but really I spend a lot of my time ballroom dancing and perfecting mixing margaritas.

Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Event Manager

I'm a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University, working on human skin ageing, with a PhD in stem cell differentiation. I love talking about science, reading (and talking about books) and visiting interesting new places.