Schools of Computing, Applied Science represented

Date posted

31 May 2019


Female researchers from across Scotland will take to their soapboxes on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Saturday June 8 to share their passion for science.   


Soapbox Science was set up to bring science to public spaces, with members of the public getting the opportunity to find out more about world-leading research, to ask questions, to heckle and to be inspired. 

Head and shoulders picture of Laura Muir  


The speakers will be armed only with a soapbox and a white coat – there’s no speaker, no blackboard, and no powerpoint, and Laura Muir (School of Computing) and Clare Taylor (School of Applied Sciences) will represent Edinburgh Napier.

Soapbox Science is returning to central Edinburgh for the fourth year running. The speakers will be in action on the Royal Mile, near the City Chambers, from 11am to 2pm at a free event, sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University.

Head and shoulders picture of Dr Clare Taylor

The speakers, who will be sharing their work in technology, science, medicine and engineering, are;  

Lucy Barnsby, University of Dundee “How can we use both chemistry and biology to investigate novel proteins?”


Michelle Kimberly Jamieson, The University of Glasgow “Hearing Voices: that’s like schizophrenia isn’t it?”


Dr Katarzyna Tokarska, The University of Edinburgh “Can we reverse climate change? -Exploring Earth System responses under different scenarios.”


Rosemary Cane, The University of Edinburgh “From Microbes to Mars: How Can We Use Bacteria to Search for Life Beyond the Earth?”


Dr Catarina Marques, The University of Glasgow “On tryps & leish, the coolest of parasites”


Dr Clare Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University “Salmonella could be your friend”


Dr Laura Muir, Edinburgh Napier University “There’s more to computing than coding – designing human-computer interactions”


Dr Sarah Jaekel, The University of Edinburgh “Multiple sclerosis: The secret war in our heads”


Erin Miley, Queen Margaret University ” How does your mental health affect speech production?”


Aurelia Bezanger, The James Hutton Institute “Small matters! Zoom-in on a diseased field and on the science behind it”


Elizabeth Mills, University of Dundee “What have rockpools and concrete got in common?”


Silvia Paracchini, University of St Andrews “Why are some people left-handed?”


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