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Hannah Bird

Hannah Bird

City Coordinator & Planet Earth Event Manager

I am a second year PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham focussed on an interdisciplinary project combining oceanography, climatology and palaeontology. I am also a scientific editor of a journal's newsletter and the NERC CENTA Blog, alongside conducting numerous outreach activities.

Charlotte Bird

Charlotte Bird

City Coordinator & Planet Earth Event Manager

As a 3rd year doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, I study vertebrate palaeontology and love sharing my research through blogs, illustrations and animations. In my downtime, you'll find me knitting, travelling and photographing nature.

Paulami Ray

Paulami Ray

City Coordinator

I am a final year PhD student working with Lasers and Nonlinear Optics. I am also the President of Aston SPIE/Optica Student Chapter with a keen interest in Photonics Outreach.

Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Event Manager

I am head of brand reputation and events at Aston University. I’m not a scientist, but am fascinated by the research conducted by our scientists. Outside work I love going to gigs and festivals, eating out and working off the excess by trying to learn aerial circus skills – very badly!

Karina Tveen Jensen

Karina Tveen Jensen

Event Manager

I am a Grants and Contracts Officer at Aston University. I am a Biochemist/ Biophysicist and even though I have moved on from being a researcher I am still very keen to keep up with new development in science. I try and challenge myself with running to raise money for charity (I don’t like running)...

Velislava Ilieva

Velislava Ilieva

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I am a first-year PhD student within the AstrobiologyOU group at the Open University, Milton Keynes. My project investigates microorganisms that inhabit hypersaline Mars-analogue environments. I am really excited to be part of Pint of Science because this would be my first ever outreach activity!

Sophie Dewick

Sophie Dewick

Atoms to Galaxies Event Host

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Warwick. My research focuses on the chemical transformation of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent greenhouse gas. I love science and I love pints so I’m looking forward to combining these things by taking part in my first Pint of Science!

Grace Ball

Grace Ball

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

I'm a 1st year PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, researching luminescent silica nanoparticles as drug delivery systems. I'm interested in bridging the gap between physical science and biology, as well as communication of scientific research to the public.

Grady Beckett

Grady Beckett

Atoms to Galaxies Event Manager

Before starting my chemistry PhD last year, I graduated from Warwick with a masters in physics. My work in frustrated magnetism essentially takes magnetic elements and grows them into a crystal that won't let them be magnetic. In my free time I do white water kayaking and paddle down waterfalls.

Lucy Hawley

Lucy Hawley

Our Body Event Manager

I am a Pharmacy Masters of Research Student looking at nanoparticles as a drug delivery system for cancer treatments. I graduated in 2021 with a BSc in Biological Sciences. I am also a competitive swimmer and have competed in BUCS and national events for the University of Birmingham since 2018.

Kathryn Frost

Kathryn Frost

Our Body Event Manager

I am a first-year PhD student in the institute of inflammation and ageing at the University of Birmingham. My project investigates a novel inducer of bone remodelling, focusing on use in osteoporosis and bone healing. I’m excited to be involved in Pint of Science to make science more accessible!

Imogen Wilson

Imogen Wilson

Our Body Event Manager

I am a first year PhD, partnered with the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University. I aim to investigate functional consequences of B cell and fibroblast interactions in Rheumatoid arthritis. I look forward to being a part of the work Pint of Science do to bring science into the community.

Rhiannon Moss

Rhiannon Moss

Our Body Event Manager

I am a third year PhD student at the University of Birmingham as part of the MRC IMPACT Doctoral Training Programme. My research focuses on the role of a ‘molecular scissor’ in cancer cell invasion. I’m really excited to be involved with Pint of Science this year and help researchers share their wor...

Rachel Jarvis

Rachel Jarvis

Planet Earth Event Manager

I’m a 2nd year PhD student joint with University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham. I’m investigating heart disease, cardiac biomarkers and vitamin D levels in zoo-housed great apes. I’m passionate about all things nature, so really look forward to being involved in the Planet Earth theme.

Abigail Pickard

Abigail Pickard

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Aston University researching parental feeding practices and children’s eating habits. Last year I completed my PhD in France on children’s cognitive development and links with food rejection tendencies.

Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone

Beautiful Mind Event Manager

I am a final year PhD student at Aston University researching the development of emotional eating in children. I am interested in the complex interactions that predict child emotional eating from both parenting behaviours and child individual differences.

Caity Roleston

Caity Roleston

Ou Society Event Manager

I’m a final year PhD researcher at Aston University. My thesis employs a multidisciplinary (Health Psychology and Sociology) approach to explore the experiences of a bereavement support programme for older people living within ExtraCare housing. I’m so glad PoS is back – I’ve really missed it!

Clare Thomas

Clare Thomas

Our Body Event Manager

I’m a second year PhD student in Microbiology & Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham. My research focuses on regulation mechanisms in peptidoglycan biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This is an important structure within cell walls responsible for the bacterium’s survival.