Ambassadors

Ten early career researchers have been selected as Ask for Evidence ambassadors to represent the campaign at talks around the UK in 2016. The researchers, who are based all over the UK and cover a wide range of disciplines, attended a training day in October 2015 and are now looking within their communities to find opportunities to give talks about the campaign and inspire others to ask for evidence.

If you are interested in hosting a talk by an ambassador or someone else from the Ask for Evidence campaign, please get in touch.

Be sure to check here for information on the ambassadors’ progress.

For information on our latest and upcoming talks, please refer to our timetable.

 

The Ambassadors:

Ben As

Ben Ashby

Ben’s pet peeve is when advertisers, journalists and public figures make unsubstantiated claims. He’s a post-doctoral researcher at Exeter University and UC Berkeley, where he uses mathematical models to understand the evolution of hosts and their parasites.

Speakezee

  

Hamish Chalmers

Hamish Chalmers

Hamish is a doctoral researcher studying how multilingual children can use their linguistic repertoires to help them do well at school. He thinks that ‘prove it’ is one of the most powerful challenges that can be set, and loves it when someone can.

ScienceLive

 

Leah Fitzsimmons

Leah Fitzsimmons

Leah is a virologist at Birmingham University, trying to work out how virus infected cells cheat death and how blocking these interactions might be used to kill cancer cells. She is passionate that science should be for everyone and that Ask for Evidence can help make this happen.

ScienceLive

Speakezee

  

Sarah Foxen

Sarah Foxen

Sarah gets furious when she comes across phoney science, especially when it’s presented with convoluted pseudo-scientific jargon. She’s a PhD student at the University of Exeter researching language variation in French-speaking Belgium.

Speakezee

  

Beatriz Goulao

Beatriz Goulao

Beatriz really cares about evidence. Good evidence. She’s a statistician at a health research unit and a first year PhD student researching clinical trial methods and analysis.

  

Stefanie Knappe

Stefanie Knappe

Steff is a PhD student with a passion for science communication. In her spare time, she climbs rocks and plays the cello.

ScienceLive

Speakezee

  

Donna Littlewood

Donna Littlewood

Donna is a PhD student at the University of Manchester researching the relationship between sleep and suicide. She has a long list of things she loves, but top of her loathe list is when evidence is misrepresented to sell papers, a product, a service or a policy.

Speakezee

  

Imogen Richens

Imogen Richens

Imogen is passionate about the communication of science, evidence and uncertainty. She is a veterinary surgeon and has just finished a PhD at the University of Nottingham researching what dairy farmers and vets think about vaccination.

  

Liam Shaw

Liam Shaw

Liam is a PhD student in computational biology at UCL and occasionally blogs at lpshaw.wordpress.com. He’s particularly interested in cases where evidence is accurate and reliable but doesn’t answer the right question.

ScienceLive

Speakezee

  

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

Jess is a PhD student researching personalised medicine strategies for cancer at the University of Manchester. She has a passion for making science more accessible and wants to encourage everyone to ask questions, especially when it concerns their health.

Speakezee

 

Dr Danae Dodge

Having completed her PhD in scientific archaeology (specialising in ancient DNA) at the University of Sheffield, Danae now spends her time doing a range of science communication, public engagement and volunteer activities (Science Grrl, British Science Association/Science Brainwaves and the Scientista Foundation USA) while also personally studying science policy and related topics.

 

Claire Marriott

 

Lydia Le Pate

 

Lewis Dean

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