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Scott Spurlock

Scott Spurlock is Head of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow. He has researched and taught Scottish and Irish history at several leading universities.
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Religious Studies, Theology, Scottish and Irish History, Religious Cultures, public engagement
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Devi Sridhar

Dr. Devi Sridhar is a Senior Lecturer in Global Public Health in the Centre for Population Health Sciences at Edinburgh University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Her research focuses on global health governance, financing and institutions.
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global health, international institutions, governance, UN, public health, financing
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Adam Stokes

Dr Stokes is a Lecturer in the Institute for Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) and the Institute for Bioengineering (IBioE), at The University of Edinburgh; where he is the PI of the Soft Systems Group. In addition to his role as Programme Director for the MSc in Bioelectronics and Biosensors, he also teaches Digital Systems Design & Computer Architecture.
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Microtechnology
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Sabina Strachan

Sabina is an experienced partnership developer and collaboration expert whose 16-year career in cultural resource management and consultancy has spanned the public, private and charitable sectors.
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partnership, collaboration, culture, heritage, strategy, evaluation, funding, architecture
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Mark Symes

Mark is a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Glasgow, specialising in finding sustainable ways to produce fuels and remove pollutants from the environment. As part of his research, Mark co-invented a new type of water electrolyser, which is being spun out from the University of Glasgow.
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Clare Taylor

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.
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Microbiology, Bacteria, Equality, Science Policy, Public Engagement
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Stephen Thomas

Stephen is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. His research interests are directed towards the development and understanding of sustainable methods for chemical synthesis which are non-toxic and environmentally benign.
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Catalysis, synthetic chemistry, sustainability
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Mhairi Towler

Dr. Mhairi Towler is the founder and Director of Vivomotion (www.vivomotion.co.uk), a multi-award winning animation production company based in Dundee. The company offers a service of bespoke animations for scientific communication as well as training courses on the visual presentation of science.
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Science Communication, Animation, Entrepreneurialism, Sciart, Public Engagement
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Asier Unciti-Broceta

Asier Unciti-Broceta is a group leader in the Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre (MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh) and Chief Scientific Officer at Deliverics Ltd, a biotech company dedicated to the development and commercialization of transfection technologies.
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cancer research, cell delivery, DNA delivery technology
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Niki Vermeulen

Niki Vermeulen is a lecturer in history/sociology of science in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group of the School of Social and Political Science of the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in science policy and the various ways in which research is organised, focussing on scientific collaboration, especially in the life sciences.
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history, science, sociology, marine biology, scientific collaboration
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Kate Walker

Kate is an independent consultant in the education development sector
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Education Policy, Education Reform, Arts Education, Ethnomusicology
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Guy Walker

Dr Guy Walker is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. His research specialism is human factors engineering and has been featured in national newspapers, TV and radio through to an appearance on the Discovery Channel.
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Human Factors Engineering, Transport, Safety, Resilience
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Eileen Wall

Eileen Wall is currently a Professor of Integrative Livestock Genetics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) based at the Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian. She is also Mitigation work stream lead in ClimateXChange. Eileen grew up in Dublin where she received her undergraduate and Masters degree in Agricultural Science from the University College Dublin.
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genetic improvement, genomics, agriculture, animal science, climate change
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Catriona Wallace

Catriona Wallace has a background in publishing, English Literature, and has a particular love of children’s books. Catriona has worked at Scottish Book Trust (SBT) since 2009, and in 2013 was appointed Head of Early Years.
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literacy, early years education, Bookbug, early childhood intervention
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Rebecca Warren

Rebecca is a teacher of physics at St George's School for Girls in Edinburgh. She actively promotes STEM engagement through pupil-led research projects, digital exchanges, after-school clubs and outreach events, and is passionate about getting more girls interested in physics and engineering.
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Education, STEM, Physics, Teaching, Technology, Policy
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Oliver Witard

Oliver’s research experience and expertise can be organised into two strands. The first strand focuses on non-pharmacological interventions — namely physical activity and diet — for improving metabolic health in humans.
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nutrition, dietary interventions, metabolic disease, sarcopenia
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Tiffany Wood

Dr Tiffany Wood heads the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership (ECFP) which works with all sectors across the formulation industry to solve issues and provide innovative solutions. Established in 2012, ECFP is based within the Soft Condensed Matter Physics Research Group at the University of Edinburgh and exploits academic understanding of how the fundamental physical interactions between components define the microstructure and bulk properties (e.g. flow behaviour and stability) of products.
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soft matter physics, liquids, gels, emulsions, application in consumer products
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Lysimachos Zografos

Lysimachos is the co-founder and CEO of Parkure, a drug discovery company which has set out to discover a cure for Parkinson’s disease. He also works with start-ups with his consultancy, LeanForce, advising on issues of innovation and early stage strategy.
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Therapeutics, Neuroscience, Drug Discovery, Technology, Innovation, Crowdfunding

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Stephen called to the Scottish Bar in 2002 and took Silk in 2017. His practice is mainly in the areas of public and commercial law and regulatory crime.