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Caren Frosch

Caren Frosch

City Co-Ordinator

I am interested in how we think and in particular how 'coulda, woulda, shoulda' thoughts influence how we feel and help us make decisions.

Vrushant Lakhlani

Vrushant Lakhlani

City Co-Ordinator

My area of interest is in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, mainly relating to multisensory perception and illusory sensations.

Kelly McCormack

Kelly McCormack

City Co-Ordinator

I have around 10 years event management experience in public engagement and science festivals. I love everything about Pint of Science, the City of Leicester and the connection that talking to others can provide.

Neil Humpage

Neil Humpage

Planet Earth

I am a scientist who takes to the skies to test new airborne technologies for remote sensing of greenhouse gases. I also look at how measurements we make from aircraft and the ground can help us to better understand the atmospheric carbon cycle.

Marta Mangiarulo

Marta Mangiarulo

Our Body

I am a social psychologist, and my job is to ask (and possibly answer) questions such as: how do we make decisions? How do we interact with others and form impressions of them?
I have a soft spot for equality issues, scientific outreach, and coffee.

Kerry Blair

Kerry Blair

Our Body

I am researching the structure and mechanisms of the proteins that are involved in DNA replication.

Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas

Planet Earth Event Manager

I am a Lab Technician in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment. My interests are varied and include dinosaurs, volcanoes, microplastics and green energy. My interests outside of work include pub quizzes, football and hiking.

Dr Nataly Papadopoulou

Dr Nataly Papadopoulou

Our Society

I am a Lecturer in Law at the Leicester Law School. I am interested in medical law and human rights, and specifically how these two interact towards the end of life. I am passionate about changing the law on assisted suicide in the UK.

Ed McGowan

Ed McGowan

Planet Earth

I am a PhD student at the University of Leicester studying ancient explosive volcanoes in the English Lake District. I also research geology within popular video games and how they could be used as an educational tool.

Twitter @The_Volcano_Guy

Dr Fransiska Louwagie

Dr Fransiska Louwagie

Our Society

My background is in French literature and I work on questions of memory, translation and visual representation. I currently lead a project on political cartooning in the context of the pandemic.

Twitter
@FrLouwagie
@cartoons_covid

Dr Genovefa Kefalidou

Dr Genovefa Kefalidou

Our Society Event Manager

I am a lecturer and researcher in Human-Computer Interaction. I enjoy designing and evaluating interactive technologies to make them efficient, effective and exciting (in a good way).

My twitter is @GKefalidou.

Dr. Rodolfo Marin Rivera

Dr. Rodolfo Marin Rivera

Planet Earth

I am a postdoc (Marie Curie Fellow) working in the Material Centre at the University of Leicester. I have a great passion for developing sustainable process engineering for minerals and metals.

Twitter @RodolPhoAMR

Dr Richard Badge

Dr Richard Badge

Our Body

I am a life scientist interested in the things lurking in the darkest corners of genomes, and how they impact organisms. Also, a big fan of computers, open science and land rovers!
My twitter handle is @richardbadge

Abhijit Parameswaran

Abhijit Parameswaran

Our Body

I am a PhD student at the University of Leicester studying the neuronal communications involved in the biological clock of flies.