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Heather Collis

Heather Collis

City Coordinator

Hi, I’m Heather and I am a final year PhD student on the Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society DTP. My research focuses on modelling hormone regulated root growth in plants. In particular, my aim is to model root growth in crop species. Very excited to be organising PoS 2022!

Bryony Waters

Bryony Waters

City Coordinator

I am a final year PhD student researching the development of a manual to enhance attuned interactions between care staff and residents living with dementia within care homes through the use of musical skills. My interests include reading, knitting, baking and climbing.

Hiya Deshpande

Hiya Deshpande

Atoms to Galaxies Theme Lead

Hi everyone, my name is Hiya and I am one of the Team Leads for Atoms and Galaxies. I am a first year PhD student at University of Nottingham studying the biodegradation of plastic and it’s by-products. This is my first year in the PoS team and I am excited to be a part of it!

Miriam O'Duill

Miriam O'Duill

Atoms to Galaxies Theme Lead

I'm Miriam, one of the Atoms to Galaxies team leads. I'm an assistant professor of chemistry at UoN, developing new reactions that allow us to make molecules (e.g. drugs, agrochemicals, materials) in a more sustainable way. I'm passionate about outreach and am excited to be part of Pint of Science t...

Peter Boyes

Peter Boyes

Beautiful Mind Theme Lead

Hi, I'm Pete, I'm a final year PhD candidate with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training. My research is at the crossing point of Computer Science, Human Factors, and Geography. Partnered with Ordnance Survey I'm exploring metadata in group decision making for the smart cities of the future.

Alexandra Kremmyda

Alexandra Kremmyda

Creative Reactions Theme Lead

Hi, I'm Alexandra and I'm currently doing a PhD in Food Sciences. My project is about the role novel processing methods have on functionilising protein rich material. I love yoga and travelling/visiting new places. Pint of Science is an amazing event and I'm happy to be part of it!

Ru Jia

Ru Jia

Our Body Theme Lead

Hi! I’m Ru, final year PhD, third year Pint of Science volunteer. I’m particularly interested in how psychological stress influence our physical health. Your might have heard about our research about collecting hair samples to measure stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Excited to be part of the fe...

Lahiru Thomas Sooriyabandara

Lahiru Thomas Sooriyabandara

Our Body Theme Lead

Hi I'm Lahiru Thomas, I'm one of the theme leads for Our Body and I'm in the first year of my PhD focusing on computational molecular evolution and functional genomics. I'm interested in bioinformatics approaches to understand the mechanisms of health and disease. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming,...

Michaela Brown

Michaela Brown

Social Media and Communications Support

Hey, I’m Michaela, a final year PhD student researching ways to improve the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. When I’m not in clinics with patients or in the lab, you’ll almost certainly find me running around Nottingham or with a Gin in hand (or both at the same time)!

Liam Du Ross

Liam Du Ross

Atoms to Galaxies

I’m Liam, I’m a second year PhD in chemistry at UoN where I am researching applications of luminescent proteins. Outside of the lab I like to swim, play pool, and listen to my vinyl collection. I’m really looking forward to putting on a great Atoms to Galaxies event!

Jonathan Bradford

Jonathan Bradford

Atoms to Galaxies

Hello, I’m Jonathan. I am a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Physics at UoN. I study the growth of atomically thin materials and use scanning probe microscopes to image and manipulate them at the atomic limit. Looking forward to a fantastic Pint of Science 2022!

James Hallwood

James Hallwood

Atoms to Galaxies

Hi I'm James and I'm a first year PHD student in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. My research is into the understanding of respiratory diseases. I am looking forward to doing my part in bringing science to everyone at PoS 2022!

Elinor Macnab

Elinor Macnab

Atoms to Galaxies

Hello there! I'm Elinor, I'm a second-year PhD student working on potential new drugs for tuberculosis, and I firmly believe that everyone needs to know how brilliant science is. I'm looking forward to helping achieve that goal through Pint of Science.

Maggie Johansen

Maggie Johansen

Atoms to Galaxies

I am a third year PhD student in Biology where I am researching the genetic basis of phenotypic variation of shell colour and banding patterns in land snails. I'm really looking forward to putting on a great event this year!

Rebecca Dewey

Rebecca Dewey

Beautiful Mind

Hello! I'm Becky and I'm a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. My research covers loads of different aspects of brain imaging and hearing - including visualising the signs of hearing loss, understanding how noise exposure affects our brain and nerves, and improving clinical imagi...

Aerin Thompson

Aerin Thompson

Beautiful Mind

Hiya, I'm Aerin and I am a research assistant at UoN having recently completed a research based masters in Neuroscience in the lab I now work in. My main research interests are pain and how various people experience different types of pain. I am very excited to meet you all for a fab PoS event this ...

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates

Beautiful Mind

Hi, I’m Jessica and I am one of the organisers for Beautiful Minds in Nottingham. I am a second year PhD student looking into the affects of ageing on structures in the brain and I am very excited to be bringing science into the public space!

Rebecca Pope

Rebecca Pope

Beautiful Mind

Hi, I'm Rebecca and I'm a first year PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham. My research investigates chronic pain. I am looking forward to helping to put together some interesting Beautiful Minds events!

Owen Scutt

Owen Scutt

Creative Reactions

Hi, I'm Owen, I graduated from UoN with an MSc in Physics with Astronomy earlier this year. My undergrad research looked at applying machine learning to analysis of galaxies in strong gravitational lensing events, but I'm hoping to shift focus to exoplanet research with a PhD later this year. Lookin...

Niki Tsoutsoura

Niki Tsoutsoura

Creative Reactions

I am a PhD student working with a high protein bean aiming to improve its nutritional value, and utilise it as an alternative protein source. I am passionate about food, food security as well as nutritional security. Pint of science is a great way to combine science and communication with a pint of ...

Kris Spoerer

Kris Spoerer

Creative Reactions

I’m Kris, I’m a Teaching Associate in Computer Science. I am interested in graphics which is why I joined the Creative Reactions team. Outside of the classroom I do karate, and play the guitar. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Pint Of Science!

Jonathan Miles

Jonathan Miles

Our Body

Hi, I’m Jon! I graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry with Spanish from the University of Manchester last year and have just started a PhD at Nottingham researching RNA modifications and sequencing. This is my first taste of science outreach and I look forward to engaging with everyone in May.

Lorna Milne

Lorna Milne

Our Body

Hey! I'm Lorna, I'm a first year PhD student at UoN. My research focuses on improving the analytical tools available in the field of Glycobiology. I've been involved in PoS in various cities since I was an undergraduate student, and I'm looking forward to meeting you all in May!

Dhruvika Varun

Dhruvika Varun

Our Body

Hi, I am Dhruvika, one of the theme organisers for Our Body. I am a first year PhD student on the Biosciences DTP at UoN. My research focuses on studying epigenetic markers in breast and prostate cancers. Thrilled to be a part of PoS 2022!

Sum Yuet Cheung (Tiffany)

Sum Yuet Cheung (Tiffany)

Our Body

Hi! I am Tiffany. I am a second-year in BSc Cancer Sciences. Looking forward to making science accessible at PoS 2022!