Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • Science communication is a vital (and enjoyable!) part of our roles as scientists. This page highlights some of the outreach activities I have done, and also organize in Oxford.

    soapbox science

    Soapbox Science

    Soapbox Science is a relaxed, informal, informative and fun event to address the imbalance of female scientists in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) careers. The main aim of the event is to bring cutting-edge science to the public, in an accessible, fun, and unintimidating way. 

    I am one of the organizers for the Oxford Soapbox Science event. Visit the website to get more information, or if you’d like to participate or volunteer to help out on the day, get in touch. You can also follow us on twitter @SoapboxscienceOxf


    Other outreach activities

    2015, Thames Festival of Science: Viruses in our DNA

    2015, National Astronomy Meeting 2015: Soapbox Science – Women in Science

    2015, Book reviewer. Times Higher Education Review

    2015, I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! (public engagement) I'm a scientist

    2014, The Viral Graveyard – Linnean Society (public lecture). Linnean Society

    2013, Women in science – BBC Oxford Radio Interview

    2013, Women in Science: Genome Invaders. The Independent

    2013, Soapbox Science Event (public lecture). Soapbox / L’Oreal Women in Science / Times Higher Education

    2013, Soapbox Science: Returning to science. Soapbox Science Blog

    2013, Enhancing the visibility of women in science – live debate. The Guardian