As many of you will have probably noticed, I’ve not posted anything in nearly four months. I could try and come up with any number of creative excuses, but the harsh reality is I had to prioritise the biggest experiment of my PhD, my outreach work, being disabled, and another crippling batch of depression. Now… Continue reading Overdue updates
My Ehlers Danlos and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome mean I’m often awake at odd times of the day. My shoulders roll out, a rib slips, and I’m awake until the pain dies down. My wrist had popped out, and at 4am on Wednesday the 14th of March 2018, a little Guardian notification popped up on… Continue reading Objectification of Disability in 2018
I'm lucky enough to have been invited to write for The Biochemist Blog - an online sister publication to their popular in print magazine. This edition they're discussing biomaterials, so I jumped on board to share the newest insights into plant tissue engineering and repurposing in biology today. You can find the article here. I… Continue reading Plant-based biomaterials: engineering the future
I was featured in Erica’s ‘Meet the Scientist’ series. Check it out for my thoughts on disability, changing the old-boys-network of science into something more accessible, and what I get up to with my spare time.
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest “Meet the scientist”!
In this series I wanted to show you the range of research being undertaken by PhD students across the country- specifically in the area of Plant science, and shine a light on the secret world of the PhD student. The scientists showcased in this series are all amazing scientists and role models, and will be sharing their stories about life as a Scientist- I hope they interest and inspire you!
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I’m writing this as I’m sat in the postgrad office of the Plant Science Department at the University of Warwick. This trip, including reagents, time, hotels, food, and travel, has cost well over £1000 for five days. I’m writing this because my experiment, which I’ve been planning for over 4 months, is no longer viable… Continue reading HOW TO: deal with failure in a PhD