My name is Jennie. I started this blog because in the final year of my microbiology degree I was let loose in a proper lab amongst other scary things. This virtual notepad gives me a place to voice my thoughts and opinions as well as hopefully shedding light on what it’s like to be in my shoes.
In September 2017 I started a Science Communication Masters at UWE Bristol which opened up many opportunities to work with We The Curious, Mad Science, UWE WiSE Society and made it clear to me that my a ideal career lies in community engagement and science communication outreach.
I’ve now handed in my MSc dissertation and awaiting my fate!
So far in both my academic and working life, I have gained knowledge and experience surrounding outreach and community engagement in science. I am always looking for new projects to work on so if you have a project on which you need a collaboration, from podcasting to making research visible to a target audience, I would love to be considered and get involved! See my contact page for more details on how to get in touch with me.
In 2016 I became part of of the Early Career Scientist (ECS) Committee within the Society for Applied Microbiology. My role on the committee is the ECS Communications Officer; I write articles in the quarterly magazine that is sent out to their members and make podcasts about specific events. I was inspired to make podcasts by one of my lecturers during my sci comm masters and I’ve become a lot more adventurous with the content! I love to blog about the behind the scenes process of making a podcast simply because it’s not always plain sailing!
As well as non- fiction writing I love to delve into fiction every now and again. Three years ago I wrote and self published a book called ‘Altered Instincts’ which I am quite proud of. I am in the process of re-writing it to make it more streamlined and update the language. I have got another book waiting in the wings which will be released soon once I can effectively market and sell it to make it worth the time, effort and enjoyment I put into writing it.