Clare Taylor

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Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. Her research focusses on understanding and exploiting bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella, to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to help reduce antimicrobial resistance. Clare is a trustee of and current General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology, and she chairs the Society's Policy Sub-Committee.

Within School of Applied Sciences, Clare is Head of Student Experience, Lead for Public Engagement and currently chairs the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team. Clare works to support colleagues and early career researchers to embed equality and inclusive practice in microbiology, in addition to promoting evidence-based science to the media and policy makers.

Areas of Interest
Biomedical Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University
Key words
Microbiology, Bacteria, Equality, Science Policy, Public Engagement

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Andy Gardner is an evolutionary biologist at the University of St Andrews. His work lies at the interface of theoretical population genetics and behavioural ecology, and focuses on social evolution. Andy is fascinated by Darwinian adaptation: natural selection expains the appearance of design in the living world, but there remains controversy as to whether this design manifests at the level of genes, individuals or whole societies.