Dr Sarah Bearchell is a Science Presenter working with children & family audiences. Her approach to working with children with special educational needs and disabilities was a major contributor to her winning The Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement 2014. She believes that we should make science accessible to everyone and works with a wide range of audiences to achieve this. She also supports teaching staff to deliver engaging activities within the curriculum.
Since 2008, Iain has worked at EPCC, specialising in performance analysis and optimization of HPC applications. He collaborates with a range of researchers around the UK and Europe in fields as diverse as Computational Chemistry, Mathematics and Biomechanical Engineering. He develops scalable software to allow researchers to harness HPC resources such as ARCHER - the UK National HPC Service.
Sandy Starr is Communications Officer at the Progress Educational Trust, www.progress.org.uk - a charity that advances public understanding of science, law and ethics in the fields of human genetics, assisted conception, embryology and stem cell research - and is Webmaster of the charity's flagship publication BioNews. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the charity Autistica, and he produces and speaks at debates at the Battle of Ideas festival organised annually by the Institute of Ideas.
Phil has always had a passion for science ever since he was a child. His enthusiasm and persistence’s to explore, discover and share science of the natural world earned him the nickname ‘Phil Oddie’ after a famous English Naturalist. He was a UK National FameLab finalist and has since pursued a career in Science Communication at the University Hull as a Science Outreach Officer. As well as event management, Phil is a performer of science shows, science busker and public speaker.
I am in my third and final year of BSc Neuroscience at King's College London. I am very interested in Science Communication and intend to continue my formation through an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial next year. Even though Science is one of my biggest passions, I am also very interested in Visual Media, Arts and Journalism. I have over three years experience in Photography and film-making and have completed an on-line course in Modern Art and museums from the Museum of Modern Arts.
I am a postgraduate research student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. I've written for a variety of audiences (e.g. https://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/author/shortsweetscience/), and organized and presented at a range of live science events. Looking for new opportunities, particularly to perform or speak. My pet project is to develop a contemporary circus (aerial and/or acrobatic) piece about the environment, health, people and/or animals and am looking for collaborators to help me out!