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Alex Blain

Alex Blain

City Coordinator

I am a PhD student studying the microenvironment in lymphoma. Excited to take on the challenge of coordinating for a second year. My top two favourite things are science and pub nights so naturally this is the festival for me!

Steve Ward

Steve Ward

City Coordinator

I am a PhD student in Materials Chemistry at Newcastle University. This is my first year as a city coordinator so I am looking forward to helping our event organisers plan a fantastic festival! I’m always excited to help with public outreach, and even better I get to have a beer whilst I’m doing it!

Ann Fitchett

Ann Fitchett

Beautiful Mind Event Manager and Treasurer

After a PhD and working as a post-doc for a bit I decided there was more to life than the lab. I now work in a communications role at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.

Jack Goddard

Jack Goddard

Beautiful Mind Event Manager and Comms Co-ordinator

I’m a PhD student focusing on paediatric brain tumours at the University of Newcastle. New to pint of science but have been involved in outreach events before. Looking forward to taking part in pint of science to expand my outreach skills and deliver a brilliant festival while also enjoying pint!

Leti Marchetti

Leti Marchetti

Tech Me Out Event Manager

Hello I’m Leti, PhD student at Newcastle University. My interest for knowledge and science is limitless and I like challenging myself every day, with interesting and surprising results :)

Richard Derry

Richard Derry

Our Society Event Manager

I am a Master’s student at Newcastle studying Neuroscience. A Pint of Science is such a great idea and I am so excited to get involved in organising the festival in 2020 (and having a few pints of course)

Sarah Warner

Sarah Warner

Our Planet Event Manager

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2019 with a PhD investigating the effect of consuming carrots on biomarkers of cancer risk. I'm now a ‘recovering academic’ and instead work for Newcastle University supporting academic research by managing funding for research impact and business engagement

Sam Hartharn-Evans

Sam Hartharn-Evans

Planet Earth Event Manager

I'm in my first year of a PhD in Applied Maths, investigating how internal solitary waves behave in ice covered waters. Coming from an oceanography background, I'm interested in ways we can teach the wider public about the way our world works, and Pint of Science can help with that

Fiona Cooke

Fiona Cooke

Our Society Event Manager

Hi, I’m a postdoc currently researching Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’m very good at organising and working with a team so Pint of Science seemed right up my street. This my first year volunteering so I can’t wait to tackle the challenges!

Ben Barron-Millar

Ben Barron-Millar

Our Body Event Manager

I am a post-doctoral research associate working on autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis at Newcastle University. Since moving to the toon 9 years ago, I have spent many Friday evenings in the pub throughout my studies (and the present) discussing science so this festival is perfect for me!

Letitia Sermin-Reed

Letitia Sermin-Reed

Beautiful Minds Event Manager

I am a third year undergraduate psychology student at Newcastle University. I'm currently on a placement year as a research assistant at the Biosciences Institute at Newcastle University. This is my first time volunteering for Pint of Science and I am excited to be a part of it.

Katie Gilmour

Katie Gilmour

Planet Earth Event Manager

I'm a third year PhD student who combines civil engineering with geomicrobiology. This is my third year being involved with Newcastle Pint of Science and I'm so excited to be organising Planet Earth!

Natassia Robinson

Natassia Robinson

Planet Earth Event Manager

PhD student working in the field of molecular epidemiology. I’m pursuing more science communication roles and pubs are my second home, so getting involved in pint of science seemed fitting!

Rebecca Charlton

Rebecca Charlton

Our Body Event Manager

I am a Master’s student at Newcastle University studying Transplantation. Pint of Science seems like an absolutely fantastic opportunity to share my love of science with the general public and being a local to the city (Geordie born), I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Newcastle’s pubs

Chile Siachisumo

Chile Siachisumo

Our Society Event Manager

I am a PhD student at Newcastle University studying RNA binding proteins involved in mRNA splicing. I am excited to be part of the Pint of Science team again, this is my second year. After the fun of last year this year will be a blast.

Elmira Alimohammadzadeh

Elmira Alimohammadzadeh

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I am a PhD student in Engineering at Newcastle University working on Graphene Biosensors. This is my first time volunteering for Pint of Science and I am thrilled to be part of the team.

Ollie Jamieson

Ollie Jamieson

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I have just started 2nd year of my PhD at Newcastle University developing a fluorescent biosensor for the detection of antibiotics. This is my first year volunteering for pint of science and I am really looking forward to the experience! I have been trapped in a chemistry bubble for the last6 years,...

Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I am a 3rd year PhD student at Newcastle University researching ageing and neurodegenerative disease. I always like a pint, but this is the first year I have combined it with science! Saw the Atoms to Galaxies event last year and was hooked

Harriet Stanway

Harriet Stanway

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I'm a second year PhD student in medicinal chemistry, at Newcastle University, working on DNA-Encoded Libraries. I really enjoy science communication, so am very excited to be a part of the Pint of Science team this year!

Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson

Tech Me Out Event Manager

I’m a second year PhD student studying medulloblastoma at the Newcastle University Centre for Cancer in conjunction with both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. I hope to bring experience along with my connections to both universities to assist in putting on a great festival this year!

Erna Karsono

Erna Karsono

Planet Earth Event Manager

Hi I'm Erna. I'm very interested in how to make science super accessible to the public. Of course, I'm always in a glass of prosecco.

Sarah de Launey

Sarah de Launey

Creative Reactions Volunteer

I tried to give up Pint of Science after 5 years volunteering but just couldn’t stay away! This year I’m back as Newcastle’s spare pair of hands. Bring on #Pint20!