ABOUT

Emily May Armstrong is a geneticist with a genetic disease, specialising in building conversations around disability and scientific understanding in modern life.

I draw 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. I also offer a number of consultancy services, lectures, workshops, and social media and events management for the sciences.

I am available for:

  • Science communication work (video, animation, lectures, workshops, training)
  • Public outreach (hands-on games, citizen science)
  • Disability and accessibility consultancy (improving physical access)
  • Social media consultancy & management (scheduling, SEO, target audience identification, keyword ID)
  • Science writing (for specialised or general audiences)
  • Events management (for the academia – conferences)
  • Expert voice consultancy (opinions, op-eds, accessibility for articles)

“Emily was extremely easy to work with – both fun and professional.  Her creativity and ideas, as well as commitment to accurate representation and detail, brought a huge amount to this project and we are really happy with the result.” – Dr Elizabeth Adams, Head of Researcher Development at the University of Glasgow

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.

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