15 episodes

‘Cuppa with a Scientist' is a podcast that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by Loughborough University's PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each episode about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field – sharing plenty of weird and wonderful stories and golden nuggets of advice in between.As well as keeping your ears and brain entertained, ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ aims to dispel the myth that all scientists wear white lab coats and provide an insight into how vast the world of science really is.

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‘Cuppa with a Scientist' is a podcast that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Hosted by Loughborough University's PR and Communications Officer – and aspiring scientist – Meg Cox, the series interviews a different scientist each episode about their academic journey to the top. The show will discuss how some of Loughborough’s academic stars went from a confused teenager choosing A-Level subjects to a leader in their field – sharing plenty of weird and wonderful stories and golden nuggets of advice in between.As well as keeping your ears and brain entertained, ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ aims to dispel the myth that all scientists wear white lab coats and provide an insight into how vast the world of science really is.

    E13 - Cuppa with a... Material Scientist

    E13 - Cuppa with a... Material Scientist

    Dr Pooja Goddard, a Royal Society Industry Fellow and senior lecturer in Chemistry, joins Cuppa with a Scientist to discuss increasing diversity in science and higher education, and where issues seem to lie.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E12 - Cuppa with a... political communication scientist

    E12 - Cuppa with a... political communication scientist

    Professor Andrew Chadwick, an expert in Political Communication, discusses his academic journey, advice for students hoping to pursue communication, and how social sciences can improve our online communication. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E11 - Cuppa with a... Freshwater Scientist

    E11 - Cuppa with a... Freshwater Scientist

    But what exactly is ‘greenwashing’ and why is it an issue? Dr Tom Stanton, a freshwater scientist in the Geography and Environment Department at Loughborough University, provides an explanation for the popular buzzword. 

    • 44 min
    E10 - Cuppa with a... Biological Anthropologist

    E10 - Cuppa with a... Biological Anthropologist

    Emeritus Professor Barry Bogin, an expert in Biological Anthropology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, discusses a range of topics including how chronic stress stunts child growth.

    Time Stamps - 
    00:00:00 - Welcome
    00:01:10  - Introducing Professor Barry Bogin
    00:12:18 - Discovering anthropology... from a book to a career
    00:21:06 - From USA to Loughborough... and the difference in university styles
    00:32:43 - Career high points and publishing a book
    00:36:50 - Shaking up the word with ideas
    00:41:47 - Stress and the impacts on slowing bone growth
    00:16:25 - Life after a PhD and working life
    00:20:54 - Collaborating overseas...
    00:22:30 - Lab work... building and testing
    00:24:22 - Small Gamma cameras to identify cancer 
    00:37:16 - More exciting research areas
    00:42:14 - Favourite parts of the job... and the not so good bits
    00:44:48 - 3D printed mouse skeletons and... ahem... unexpected adult toys
    00:48:02 - Inspiration and career goals
    00:50:29 - What does a physicist do in their spare time?
    00:51:57 - What's next...
    00:53:35 - Hot topics and advice for students aiming for a career in physics
    00:58:16 - Limit-less campaign
    00:59:23 - Thanks and goodbye

    • 1 hr 20 min
    E9 - Cuppa with a... Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology

    E9 - Cuppa with a... Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology

    Professor Mark Lewis, an expert in musculoskeletal biology, discusses his involvement in the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) plus future research and why a small, cute amphibian has piqued the interest of scientists working in this area. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    E8 - Cuppa with a Cognitive Psychologist

    E8 - Cuppa with a Cognitive Psychologist

    Dr Kinga Morsanyi, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition, discusses the issue and highlights that it’s important that those with maths anxiety understand it doesn’t mean they’re bad at maths. 

    Time Stamps - 
    00:00:00 - Welcome
    00:01:12  - Introducing Kinga Morsanyi 
    00:03:35 - Life as a Cognitive Psychologist
    00:05:51 - What does a Cognitive Psychologist do?
    00:10:11 - Misconceptions surrounding the role
    00:12:26 - GP aspirations and journey into psychology
    00:20:50 - Life after a PhD, travelling and standout moments
    00:27:00 - Competing for jobs and being a woman working in science
    00:30:35 - Varied work life and research
    00:39:55 - Maths anxiety doesn't mean you're bad at the subject
    00:53:29 - Most unusual part of the job...
    00:55:45 - Career goals
    00:57:27 - Cognitive Psychologist hobbies
    00:59:02 - Hot topics and advice for students
    01:04:43 - Why should somebody consider a career as a Cognitive Psychologist?
    01:07:12 - Thanks and goodbye

    • 1 hr 8 min

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