“Emily May Armstrong is a geneticist with a genetic disease, specialising in building conversations around disability, plant knowledge, 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.