“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 finished my PhD in the Amtmann lab at the University of Glasgow, passing with minor corrections. My PhD research focused on understanding how plants express genes in specific tissues, and my post-doctoral research investigates how plants sense time, and temperature.