What better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day (it’s a thing) than to publicise some of the amazing work being done by women in science?!
Lisa – lisa_inascienceworld
Lisa is a PhD student in Developmental Physiology and has recently handed in her thesis! She blogs regularly about current topics in science and gives out advice on surviving your PhD in her PhD SOS! section. She is one of my absolute favourites to follow on Instagram, partly because of the science but also because of how beautiful her photos are!
Farah – Dresmerelda
Farah is one of those people who seems to have more hours in her day than everyone else! She is a medical doctor currently specialising in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Alongside looking after patients she somehow finds time to do her own science research too! She is running a pilot study into how the gut microbiota are affected by antibiotics. Farah shares lots of great insights into medical life over on her Instagram and gives a refreshing honest view on the ups and downs of her job.
Cordon and Nicole – Superwomen in Science
Cordon and Nicole are the music therapist and neuroscientist behind the Superwomen in Science podcast that has been highlighted on here before. They profile researchers from fields including science policy, computer science and geology, and aim to banish the view that you are only doing science if you wear a lab coat! They chat about current social issues affecting science and have recently posted the first of two episodes containing research elevator pitches. Definitely worth a listen on your commute, you can find more information on their blog.
Alie – Ologies
Another podcast shout out! This time to the hilarious Alie Ward of Ologies. Alie is on a one woman mission to interview an ‘ologist’ from every field, including many that you probably haven’t heard of. She’s got episodes on thanatology (death) episode, gelotology (laughter), entomology (insects) and herpetology (reptiles). Her very first episode was with volcanologist Jess Phoenix who is now running for Congress and most recently she has featured sexologist Shan Boody. New episodes are out every Tuesday and they just brighten up my day.
Alice – Gray Matter
Alice is a BBC Expert Woman, podcast host, blogger, science communicator and video producer (and probably lots of other things as well, she’s super talented!). Alice runs her own blog, Mindful of Science, that she keeps up to date with all sorts of current topics in science. I first came across her through her Gray Matter videos where she ‘talks all things brain and cracks all things cranium” on topics including dementia in sportspeople and seasonal affective disorder. They are just the right length and tone that you can learn something new without being overfaced.
Heidi – Science on a Postcard
If science merch is your thing then you absolutely have to check out the pins, postcards and notebooks designed by Heidi of Science on a Postcard. She sells them through Etsy and my new favourite Scientist pin arrived in super quick time! A couple of recent additions are the beautiful I Support Women in Science pin and a set of five Women in STEM postcards. They are really reasonably priced and all hand designed by Heidi or her collaborators.
Erin – @notthattypeofdoctor
I have featured Erin previously as part of my Meet a Scientist section but I really wanted to highlight the amazing work that she does at her institution in speaking up for women in STEM. Erin is a PhD student researching Ewing Sarcoma and set Twitter alight last year when she posted her response to a critical comment aimed at her Women in Science social event. You can see her full comeback here, it is so well researched and politely phrased that it was almost possible to hear every woman punching the sky and saying “you go, girl!”.