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A podcast exploring the changing landscape of scientific research and academia.

Away From The Benc‪h‬ David Wilson

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A podcast exploring the changing landscape of scientific research and academia.

    The STEM Village - Matthew Sinton

    The STEM Village - Matthew Sinton

    Hey friends,

    welcome back to Away from the Bench where we're exploring the changing landscape of research and academia, through the experiences and lives of scientists and their allies.

    As always you can get in touch with the show on twitter @AFTB_Podcast, let me know what you think.

    In this episode I wanted to talk to Matthew Sinton about launching the STEM Village, an initiative that aims to build a community for LGBTQ+ scientists in Scotland.

    I also felt this was a great opportunity to hear his story about the scenic route he took to reach the startline of his PhD. An experience I can sympathise with and I think will resonate with you too.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    The STEM Village Twitter: @thestemvillage

    The STEM Village Website: https://thestemvillage.co.uk/

    Matthew Sinton: @mcsinton

    • 56 min
    Virtual (Sur)Viva - Lana Woolford

    Virtual (Sur)Viva - Lana Woolford

    Whether you like it or not Virtual Vivas are likely to be here for the foreseeable future. So what's it like to actually take part in one?

    In this episode the newly minted Dr. Lana Woolford reflects on successfully defending her PhD thesis by Zoom during a global pandemic with her thoughts for others on how to prepare for a viva in this format.

    She also tells us about her creative side hustle, Cloud Chamber Studios, as a freelance graphic artist and scientific animator.

    www.twitter.com/lanawoolford

    www.twitter.com/chamber_science

    • 37 min
    Virtual Conferences, a Brave New World?

    Virtual Conferences, a Brave New World?

    In this episode Emma Sands and I chat about her experience of attending a virtual conference and how this might be the tipping point for this format to become more prolific in the future.

    You can find Emma on Twitter: @EmmaIsSandy and on Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/y7bsdjd5

    I hope you enjoy it.

    • 25 min
    Elaine Emmerson

    Elaine Emmerson

    Hey friend, welcome to Away from the Bench where we explore how on earth researchers are attempting to remain productive in unproductive circumstances, maintain their positivity and look after themselves and their families during uncertain times.

    Today I've got a conversation I had with the engaging Elaine Emmerson, a Group Leader at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Scotland recorded on the 30th of April.

    We talk about how her daily tasks haven't changed as much as you might think, the responsibility of caring for her team and ponder would Steven Fry been a better Harry Potter?

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Find out more about Elaine and her work @DoctorEmmerson and @EmmersonLab_CRM

    Also mentioned in this episode is an interview with Elaine for the 1 Million Women in STEM project it can be found here: https://www.1mwis.com/profiles/elaine-emmerson

    • 32 min
    Marlene Magalhaes

    Marlene Magalhaes

    Hey friend, welcome to Away from the Bench where we explore how on earth researchers are attempting to remain productive in unproductive circumstances, maintain their positivity and look after themselves and their families during uncertain times.

    Today I've got a conversation I had with the wonderful Marelen Magalhaes, a Post Doc in Cardiovascular Research at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland recorded on the 7th of April.

    We talk about her coffee protocol optimisation, hosting a thesis writing workshop for PhD students, all while pandering to her needy co-worker cat.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Check out Marelene here: @MarleneMaPi

    The Insiders Guide to Writing a Thesis: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/iad4researchers/2020/04/15/the-insiders-guide-to-thesis-writing/

    • 31 min
    Hazel Lambert

    Hazel Lambert

    Hey friend, welcome to Away from the Bench where we explore how on earth researchers are attempting to remain productive in unproductive circumstances, maintain their positivity and look after themselves and their families during uncertain times.

    Today I've got a conversation I had with the wonderful Hazel Lambert, a Public Engagment with Research Manager at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland recorded on the 1st of April.

    We talk about her insights into working from home after doing it in a previous role for nearly 4 years, her tips on how we can try to adapt to this new normal, and what massive tune gets the crowd going at the Working From Home Office Disco.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Adjusting to working from home by Hazel Lambert: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/scope/2020/03/24/337/

    Find Hazel on Twitter here: @ScienceHzla

    • 24 min

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