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A series of interviews with Mamas (and Papas) in science about their adventures in parenthood and research

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A series of interviews with Mamas (and Papas) in science about their adventures in parenthood and research

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Rebecca Johnson

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Rebecca Johnson

    There’s no perfect time to start a family, says Rebecca Johnson, but do make sure you think about it in terms of your biology and health, as well as your career plans. “It’s not going to be easy, whatever road you go down. I’m exhausted all the time!” Rebecca Johnson was in her forties when she […]

    • 14 min
    #ScienceMamas podcast: Eileen Parkes

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Eileen Parkes

    Keeping in touch with the research whilst on maternity leave can put you in a better position for negotiating project ownership, says Eileen Parkes. Eileen Parkes decided that instead of being a doctor of medicine, she wanted to go into cancer research. So, she started a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast in August 2012. And […]

    • 11 min
    #ScienceMamas podcast: Dame Athene Donald

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Dame Athene Donald

    If planning a career in academia, taking time to recover on maternity leave is no bad thing. “If you put things at work on a back-burner for a little while, you can step-up again later. That is totally fine.” Happy International Women’s Day 2018! To celebrate, Dame Athene Donald, professor of physics, fellow of the […]

    • 9 min
    #ScienceMamas podcast: Becca Calisi

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Becca Calisi

    Having a family and becoming a parent shouldn’t affect your career in science, says #ScienceMama Becca Calisi. Becca Calisi is an assistant professor at UC Davis, California, where she runs a lab studies how the environment affects the brain, behaviour and health. She has one 6 year old daughter, who arrived whilst she was a postdoc […]

    • 17 min
    #ScienceMamas podcast: Karen McGregor

    #ScienceMamas podcast: Karen McGregor

    #ScienceMama Karen McGregor from the Daphne Jackson Trust talks about why it’s important to support parents who wish to return to a career in academic science. Karen McGregor is a #ScienceMama turned #ScienceMama, #SciencePapa & #Scientist advocate, supporting people who wish to return to work in an academic research position after taking a career break. […]

    • 11 min

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