Emily May Armstrong is a geneticist with a genetic disease, specialising in building conversations around disability and scientific understanding in modern life.
I specialise in drawing together lived experiences of disability with scientific research, whilst advocating for accessibility and disability rights in science. I balance important topics with humour and levity, whilst helping audiences consider how disability and genetics affect their lives.
My work includes: award-winning science communication videos, animations on creating accessible conferences, and public lectures for a general audience in gallery/museum settings. I have written for the Biochemist Magazine and the Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology, alongside multiple scientific peer-reviewed journals.
I have a first class Bachelors of Science (with honours) from the University of Essex in genetics, and a Masters by Research from the University of Glasgow. I am completing my PhD in the Amtmann lab at the University of Glasgow, submitting in September 2020. My PhD research focuses on understanding how plants express genes in specific tissues.