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Jill Merlini

Jill Merlini

Co-ordinator

This is my third year working with PoS and I’m so excited for our events to be back in person this year. I’m currently undertaking a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Manchester. PoS is the perfect way to get the public interested in our research!

Rose Wellens

Rose Wellens

Co-ordinator

I’m Rose and I’m a PhD at The University of Manchester researching inflammation in stroke. I am delighted to returning for a second year on the Pint of Science Manchester committee! We can’t wait for you to see what our amazing volunteers have planned and for you to immerse yourselves in the events!

Meg Priestley

Meg Priestley

Organiser and Creative Reactions Events Team Member

I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester, studying the field of immunology – very topical these past two years! One of my favourite things about science is being able to share it with other people, and I’m really excited to learn about some incredible science with you all.

Steph Hepworth

Steph Hepworth

Website Content Officer

I'm the Business Co-ordinator at SEERIH and also campaign manager for the Great Science Share for Schools at the University of Manchester. My passions are all things nature and education. It's my first year on the Pint of Science team and I'm really looking forward to this year's festival!

Mary Newland

Mary Newland

Social Media and Communications Officer & Atoms to Galaxies Events Team Member

I’m currently studying for a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Manchester looking into how inflammation causes brain damage after haemorrhagic stroke. Being a part of PoS, I’m excited to learn about and help showcase some of the incredible science being done by our fellow Mancunians!

Jason Lau

Jason Lau

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Hello! So here’s a little bit about me...My name is Jason and I work at the Whitworth. My general day to day focuses on public engagement with visitors both verbally and digitally. I’ll be your diversity and inclusion office this year for PoS, and I look forward to working/meeting you all!

Daisy Flatman

Daisy Flatman

Atoms to Galaxies Events Team Member

I am in the first year of my PhD at the University of Manchester and this will be my first PoS festival. My research is focussed on investigating the genetic causes of brain vessel diseases and stroke. I am really excited about this topic and sharing some great science with everyone!

Abi Bennington

Abi Bennington

Atoms to Galaxies Events Team Member

I currently work at the University of Manchester within the cardiovascular division and I start my PhD here in September. This is my first year being involved with PoS and I can’t wait to learn about some amazing research from the comfort of some of the city’s finest pubs & venues!

Ali Baird

Ali Baird

Tech Me Out Events Team Member

I am a Research Associate at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health with a current focus on suicide by people who were in contact with alcohol and drug services. I am passionate about making science accessible and appealing.

Cecelia Facchi

Cecelia Facchi

Tech Me Out Events Team Member

I’m a PhD student in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Manchester.My project is focused on the identification of new therapeutic approaches for heart attack treatment. It’s my first time working with PoS and I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to surround people with Science!

Ilina Serafimova

Ilina Serafimova

Planet Earth Event Team Member

I am the Communication Manager at the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis, in the University of Manchester. I support the centre’s research projects and share their impact. I am excited to be part of the PoS for the first time and to organising some interesting and insightful talks.

Katie Lowles

Katie Lowles

Planet Earth Events Team Member

I’m a PhD student studying collagen regulation and how it is affected by changes in circadian rhythms. I’m excited to be involved in organising Pint of Science this year as I am passionate about science communication and I think it is particularly important to make science accessible!

Laura Burgess Tornaletti

Laura Burgess Tornaletti

Planet Earth Events Team Member

I’m a second year PhD student at University of Manchester working on the design of a new gonococcal vaccine candidate. This is my first year to be involved in Pint of Science and I am really excited to help make science accessible to everyone. I am curious about exciting research in Manchester!

Kathryn Malpas

Kathryn Malpas

Beautiful Mind Events Team Member

I am Kathryn, I am a final year Regenerative Medicine PhD student at the University of Manchester. This is my first Pint of Science Festival, and I am excited to be a part of the team organising talks for the Greater Manchester community.

Katy Walsh

Katy Walsh

Beautiful Mind Events Team Member

I’m a PhD student studying small artery function in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Manchester. This is my second time being involved in POS but first time organizing and I’m so excited to hear about the incredible science we do in Manchester, especially over a pint or two!

Phoebe Harding-Walker

Phoebe Harding-Walker

Beautiful Mind Events Team Member

I’m Phoebe and I’m a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Manchester. My research is part of the University of Manchester’s Child Study Centre. This is my first time working with PoS, and I’m so excited to be involved.

Brendan Capey

Brendan Capey

Our Body Events Team Member

I’m Brendan, a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester, and my research is focused on endothelial cell division and vascular development. This will be my first year being involved with PoS and I’m looking forward to organising inspiring scientific talks in and around Manchester!

Felicity Hunter

Felicity Hunter

Our Body Events Team Member

For my PhD, I’m investigating how our circadian body clock is important for regulating our immune system. Making scientific research understandable and interesting for everyone is hugely important to me and so I am thrilled to be involved in organising PoS in Manchester this year!

Jade Taylor

Jade Taylor

Our Body Events Team Member

I am a PhD student studying how the blood vessels in the brain function differently in dementia. I enjoy speaking to the wider public about research and inspiring future generations of young scientists. I look forward to seeing what exciting research is going on right on our doorstep.

Allison Bancroft

Allison Bancroft

Our Society Events Team Member

I am a senior scientist in the Department of Immunology at the University of Manchester. I have been involved in one of the first hands-on technology museums in the country and a project to teach people how amazing worms are!

Parvathy Ramesh

Parvathy Ramesh

Our Society Events Team Member

I’m currently in my second year of a PhD in Mental Health at the University of Manchester, looking into suicide and self-harm among Indian women. This is my first time being involved with PoS, and I’m very excited to understand and help in sharing all the incredible research happening in Manchester!

Hannah Tompkins

Hannah Tompkins

Creative Reactions Events Team Member

I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester studying how the immune system and extracellular matrix interact and influence each other during asthma. I’m really looking forward to being involved and hearing about loads of amazing science here in Manchester!

Tara Gleeson

Tara Gleeson

Creative Reactions Events Team Member

I’m a first year PhD student at the University of Manchester where my research focuses on the mechanisms behind hyperinflammatory syndromes. This is also my first year getting involved in PoS and I’m beyond excited to chat about science and the all the great research in Manchester!