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Katie Pybus

Katie Pybus

Coordinator

I'm a PhD student in Health Sciences and my research focuses on understanding the stigma surrounding mental illness. I'm really looking forward to the festival and getting people engaged with some innovative and fascinating research..over a pint or two of course!

Ana Cristina Castro

Ana Cristina Castro

Coordinator

I'm physiotherapist by training, now working on the third year of my PhD. I'm studying the impact of a regulatory body (CQC) of the NHS on clinical outcomes. My hobbies are yoga, mountaineering and dancing. Nerd and food-lover.

Sarah Masefield

Sarah Masefield

Our Society

I'm an Occupational Therapist that took a sideways step into research and advocacy for patient and public involvement in respiratory medicine. I’m currently using my passion for patient-centred research in a PhD on the health of mothers of disabled children.

Mike Bottery

Mike Bottery

Our Body

I'm a post-doctoral research associate in the department of biology. I work on the social interactions of bacteria... yes bacteria have social lives! Other than science, I also love coffee, mountain biking and the outdoors.

Azhar Kabli

Azhar Kabli

Atoms to galaxies

I'm a postdoctoral research associate in Biology studying the molecular mechanism of chromosome segregation in hyperthermophilic archaea. I've always been passionate about science and I'd like to share this passion through outreach activities. I also like bouldering, hiking and travelling.

Roberto Padovani

Roberto Padovani

Planet Earth

I'm an Ecology PhD student with a passion for insects and other creepy crawlies. I'm very excited to be involved in York Pint of Science this year as it combines two of my favourite things, pubs and telling the public about cool science!

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith

Beautiful mind

I’m a PhD student in the Education department at the University of York. My research concerns the language and literacy development of monolingual and bilingual children. Really looking forward to spreading the love of science across York!

Melissa Minter

Melissa Minter

Planet Earth

I have just started a PhD in Ecology looking at butterflies, climate change and genetics. My work involves chasing butterflies around the Lake District and Scottish highlands! I'm passionate about butterflies and bumblebees. I also like countryside hiking, sampling York's local ales, and crafting.

Clément Dégut

Clément Dégut

Atoms to galaxies

I’m a French post-doctoral researcher specialised in structural biology, also known as “doing silly things with tiny stuffs”. I'm a huge science nerd and you can get me to talk about any scientific topic around a pint of beer. Also hobby photographer and climber (mostly bouldering).

Eleanor Drinkwater

Eleanor Drinkwater

Beautiful mind

My PhD looks at personalities in ants, for example, if key individuals have a role in determining group level personality. Day to day lab work tends to sticking unique tags on ants with glue and patience! When not in the lab, I cook treats for a hedgehog or look for kingfishers.

Gideon Hughes

Gideon Hughes

Beautiful mind

I’m doing a PhD in Molecular Biology. I model Parkinson’s disease in zebrafish and use machine learning to recognise Parkinson’s based on movement. I’m into music, baking, reading and I dabble in crochet. I’m excited to share new and radical research with the public through Pint of Science.

Agata Lambrechts

Agata Lambrechts

Our Society

I'm a PhD student in Education, researching higher education opportunities for young refugees in Europe. Everyone should have an equal opportunity to go to university, and become the best they can be! Therefore I'm organising an event about the issues around widening participation to HE in the UK.

Caroline Pearson

Caroline Pearson

Our Body

I’m a third year PhD student in the Department of Biology and my research focuses on the way that bacteria modify their outer surface to help them escape recognition by our immune system. I enjoy being creative and learning new skills in my free time such as baking, and crochet.

Maxine Lamb

Maxine Lamb

Our Body

I’m a postdoc in the Department of Health Sciences, working on the epidemiology of blood cancers. I love Pint of Science, and I’m really looking forward to getting involved!

Megan Hasoon

Megan Hasoon

Creative Reactions

I'm a Biology PhD student working on aphids and their beneficial bacteria! When I’m not in the lab, I can be found listening to music, going to gigs or obsessing over my sausage dog… (He’s pretty great)
I’m excited about PoS since I get to share lots of cool science with the public over a pint!

Sophie Clough

Sophie Clough

Creative Reactions

I'm in the second year of my Microbiology PhD looking at methods of preventing UK crops from soil pathogens! I'm really looking forward to interacting with the public about the numerous ways in which science is wonderful...as well as getting to do this in a cosy pub environment!

Holly Dale

Holly Dale

Our Society

Holly is currently an NIHR-funded Research Training Fellow in the Health Sciences department, specialising in systematic reviews in mental health. Holly has long had a passion for mental health evidence and care and is passionate about public engagement and involvement in research

Christine Cockett

Christine Cockett

Photographer

I am a research administrator in the Department of Mathematics, a volunteer YCGF gymnastics coach and an amateur photographer. I'm looking forward to celebrating the Pint of Science event and will try to take snapshots capturing the volunteers exhibiting their love of the art of science.

Rosalyn Leaman

Rosalyn Leaman

Atoms to galaxies

I'm a biology PhD student with a background in maths, working on infectious disease. I like applying maths to everything and learning cool new things!