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Lisa Truscott

Lisa Truscott

2021 Projects

I have worked in the distilling industry for 7 years. In that time I have made brandy, gin, rum and whisk(e)y! I have worked in Scotland, WA, TAS and NSW. I always love having a laugh and a chat about tasty things.

Karen Zeng

Karen Zeng

2021 Projects

I'm a PhD student at UNSW looking at the ecology behind invasive species. I'm keen to help make science more engaging for everyone, and to help researchers convey the amazing work they do. Last month I tried embroidery. Now I want to sew plants onto everything.

Celia Vandestadt

Celia Vandestadt

2021 Projects

Having completed my PhD in regenerative medicine last year I've now moved into the public service. Some of my favourite memories from working in research was bringing science to the community and I’m excited to continue that as part of the POS team.

Olivia Goodman

Olivia Goodman

2021 Projects

I'm passionate about science and lifelong learning. After attending Pint of Science as an audience member in 2017, I was hooked! I'm so excited to be getting involved in this year's festival as a Project Leader.

Amy Chan

Amy Chan

2021 Projects

Hi I'm Amy! I'm a true crime enthusiast, obsessed dog mum, and postdoctoral researcher in cell biology and immunology. I love being involved in science education and communication projects. I believe in making science exciting, fun, and accessible to everyone.

Tyrone Humphries

Tyrone Humphries

2021 Projects

I'm a PhD student at the University of Queensland investigating methods of differentiating progressive and non-progressive kidney disease using magnetic resonance. I love to discuss all facets of science over a pint of pale ale.

Elodie Camprasse

Elodie Camprasse

2021 Projects

Elodie finished her PhD at Deakin University on seabird ecology in 2017 and is passionate about ecology, nature connection, sustainability and science communication. She works at Deakin and Wildlife Victoria, and researches human-wildlife conflicts.

Rebecca Singleotn

Rebecca Singleotn

2021 Projects

I'm a science enthusiast and dog lover, currently working in neuroscience. I'm passionate about connecting people to science and sharing research in exciting and accessible ways.

Caitlin Tilsed

Caitlin Tilsed

2021 Projects

I am a final year PhD student at the University of Western Australia and my research is looking at how we can make chemotherapy a better cancer treatment by activating the immune system. I love teaching, talking about science, coffee and a good book!

Michelle Wille

Michelle Wille

2021 Projects

I am interested in viruses of birds. This includes surveillance and revealing the dynamics of socioeconomically important viruses (avian influenza), and revealing the entire virus assemblage of birds. SciComm is important to me, and joining Pint of Science is a great way to further develop this.

Larissa Fedunik

Larissa Fedunik

2021 Projects

I'm a science writer and content producer with a background in engineering and renewable energy. I'm a long-time Pint fan, first-time volunteer and I'm very excited to join the video team!

Rachel Neil

Rachel Neil

2021 Projects

I'm a PhD student at James Cook University looking for ways to improve coral aquaculture using co-culture. I'm always excited to share science, especially in ways that make it fun and accessible to everybody!

Caitlin Page

Caitlin Page

2021 Projects

I'm a science student studying genetics and math, full of boundless curiosity. I love how science communication comes in so many different forms and brings different people together. I'm obsessed with dance, and a beginner crocheter and piano player.

Luke Whiley

Luke Whiley

2021 Projects

I am based at Murdoch University and research why certain people develop disease – is it genetics? Lifestyle? Environment? I’m particularly interested into how these factors influence the chance of developing neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia as people age.

Conor McCafferty

Conor McCafferty

2021 Projects

I'm a PhD Student investigating how COVID-19 causes blood clots. I love learning, chatting and communicating science, and can't wait to do it with Pint of Science.

Sophia Garlick Bock

Sophia Garlick Bock

2021 Projects

Hi, I'm Sophia. I am a youth mental health researcher with a passion for science communication. This will be my first year at Pint of Science and I'm excited to be part of the community!

Shakuntla Gondalia

Shakuntla Gondalia

2021 Projects

Dr Shakuntla Gondalia is a postdoctoral scientist in CSIROs Health and Nutrition research team, leading projects focused on modulating the gut microbiome composition through diet, prebiotics and probiotics for healthy aging and optimal brain functions through Microbiome-Gut-Brain axis.

Stephanie Stylli

Stephanie Stylli

2021 Projects

I am looking forward to sharing science stories and connecting with the community as a volunteer for the Pint of Science team this year. I am keen to learn and contribute to creating an exciting and accessible festival.

Clarissa Wilson

Clarissa Wilson

2021 Projects

Hello! I'm a tissue bank coordinator and part-time lab tech in pathology (molecular haematology) at Peter Mac in Melbourne. Since I was little I've liked knowing how and why things happen, so I love being able to learn about the genetic changes underlying human disease. It's nice to meet you!

Jillian Matthews

Jillian Matthews

2021 Projects

I enjoy long walks on the beach, red wine and communicating science!
My background is in science communication, teaching and marine science. I love the amazing things science can bring our world and am passionate about sharing that with everyone.

Nattai Borges

Nattai Borges

2021 Projects

I am an academic in the Exercise and Sport Science Team at the University of Newcastle, on the Central Coast of NSW. I love chatting about all things sport and exercise but specifically how targeted exercise and improve overall health and wellbeing!

Bansari Shah

Bansari Shah

2021 Projects

Hey Hey! I am Benny, and I am excited to be onboard with Pint of Science! :) I am a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne undertaking cancer vaccine research, and am an immunology enthusiast. Besides being passionate about research, I absolutely love networking and chatting about science!

Karen Lamb

Karen Lamb

2021 Projects

I’m a biostatistician at the University of Melbourne. I’m also a theatre lover, an avid reader and an enthusiastic albeit terrible dancer. I’m passionate about statistical communication and get a real buzz from helping researchers use statistics to solve problems.

James Perriman

James Perriman

2021 Projects

My name is James Perriman I live in Mile End SA 5031 although I have very little science background, however I read lot science books.

Sarah Thomas Broome

Sarah Thomas Broome

2021 Projects

I am in my final year of my PhD where I am investigating novel treatments for Parkinson's disease. I am excited to join Pint of Science this year to help the wider community understand exactly what we get up to in the lab all day!

Alina Lam

Alina Lam

2021 Projects

Hi I'm Alina and I'm running the final lap of my PhD marathon. Through my research, I am re-imagining how we give medicines to improve treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. I'm an amateur artist, roller-blader and I love getting people excited about science!

Pacharina Perez

Pacharina Perez

2021 Projects

I'm an analytical chemist who loves all things STEM. I'm passionate about making science more engaging (with comedy!) and interesting for everyone. I'm currently developing my science communication and creative skills and I'm excited to put them to use for the Pint of Science team.

Svenja Schmidt

Svenja Schmidt

2021 Projects

I am a chemical engineer currently working on a new kind of beverages for astronauts during space exploration for my PhD project at the Uni Adelaide. I am looking forward to meet other science enthusiast and support Pint of Science to built a bridge between the public and the lab!

Celeste Donato

Celeste Donato

2021 Projects

I am a lecturer, virologist and senior post doc investigating gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in children. I am passionate about science outreach and communication, in particular making research engaging and accessible for the public.

Divya Ramnath

Divya Ramnath

2021 Projects

My name is Divya Ramnath and I am a post-doctoral research scientist. I am passionate about understanding and improving human health. I enjoy communicating my work, and science in general, with a range of audiences and raise the awareness of science amongst public.

Vivian Kahl

Vivian Kahl

2021 Projects

I am a telomere biology researcher, a podcast listener and an avid fighter against social injustices! I came from Brazil 4 years ago and made Australia my home. I am excited to spread the word of science and joining PoS seems the way to do so :)

Nurul Aisha Zainal Abidin

Nurul Aisha Zainal Abidin

2021 Projects

I'm a PhD candidate currently in my final year, working on new ways to treat blood clots in patients with medical device implants. I'm always up for more involvement in STEM outreach and science communication - looking forward to working with everyone in Pint of Science!

Kate Gunther

Kate Gunther

2021 Projects

Full-time scientist and part-time pun connoisseur, my 9-5 is in cancer research. I love everything from diseases to dinosaurs, and have volunteered in museums across Sydney to boost the voice of Good Science. When not nerding out, you can catch me watching Drag Race or patting my tiny bunny.

Anja Zelmer

Anja Zelmer

2021 Projects

I am a Pharmacist and PhD Candidate, currently looking at the behavior of bacteria in bone. If I am not in the lab or desk, I like to be outside and listen to Podcast about science.

Suelyn Van Den Helm

Suelyn Van Den Helm

2021 Projects

I work in haematology research and I coordinate a study investigating blood clotting in children on life support. I have a passion for science and love that there is always something new to learn. I’m excited to join Pint of Science this year and share all things science with everyone!

Kyla Adams

Kyla Adams

2021 Projects

I have been a volunteer with Pint of Science for 3 years now, both in person and with the online festival. I am a (very) new PhD student at UWA working on creating new Physics curriculum materials for Years 3-10. I will be researching methods teach Quantum Physics to Year 9 students

Eve Vickerson

Eve Vickerson

2021 Projects

Heya, I’m a medical writer and marketing consultant based in Brisbane who specialises in creating clear, caring and credible content for health consumers and healthcare providers. Volunteering for Pint of Science is a way of supporting all the scientists who support all of us.

Sarah-Jayne Robinson

Sarah-Jayne Robinson

2021 Projects

I am a chemical engineer turned science communicator. I have worked all over the world and am currently enjoying the chance to increase awareness of STEM in Australia while working at Questacon.

Emma Sinn

Emma Sinn

2021 Projects

I’m an honours student in pathology, and I love learning about the way our bodies work. I am passionate about empowering everyone with scientific knowledge that is relevant and digestible (or drinkable, like a pint!).

Sher Maine Tan

Sher Maine Tan

2021 Projects

I am currently working as a Molecular Biologist/Biochemist with keen interest in microbiology and pharmacogenetics. Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports, reading and music. I am an advocate for communicating science to the general public and have really enjoyed being involved in Pint of Science.

Wolfgang Haehr

Wolfgang Haehr

2021 Projects

I have been on the organising committee for 5 years now. I graduated my bachelors, honours and masters in the medical science field.

Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

2021 Projects

I’m a singing scientist: I sing in the laboratory and dream up immunology experiments in the shower. I study the immune system at the Doherty Institute and teach Biomedicine and Science Communication at The University of Melbourne. I love engaging with science outreach programs like Pint of Science.

Laura Velasquez

Laura Velasquez

2021 Projects

Hi, I am a marine ecologist currently doing my PhD on fish behaviour at James Cook University. I have a personal passion for visual arts and design and I will be joining the science communication team!

Ruvi Lecamwasam

Ruvi Lecamwasam

2021 Projects

Born in Britain and raised in New Zealand, in 2021 I completed my PhD at the Australian National University in quantum optics and information theory. My main interest is using quantum technology to make very precise measurements. I am also very passionate about outreach and physics education.

Tess Hutchinson

Tess Hutchinson

2021 Projects

I’m a PhD student looking at the biogeochemistry of beaches around Australia. I love science and think that good science communication allows other people to love it too. In my spare time I enjoy eating delicious food and reading.

Rachel Ng

Rachel Ng

2021 Projects

I am a final year Biomedicine student at the University of Melbourne. As a stem enthusiast, I can’t wait to work with everyone on the team and create this wonderful platform for the science community.

Geetika Nambiar

Geetika Nambiar

2021 Projects

I am a Ph.D. student working in the field of marine microbiology. Apart from my love for the ocean, I am enthusiastic about soccer, cooking and travelling. I look forward to doing my part in making PoS 2021 a grand success and learning how to communicate science more efficiently.

Amanda Clarke

Amanda Clarke

2021 Projects

Hello! My science history lies in Marine Science, specifically estuarine and seagrass meadow health. For the past eighteen months I have been working on something a little different though . . . the perfect mix of science and fiction!

Danielle Warren

Danielle Warren

2021 Projects

I am a PhD Candidate with a passion for most things Neuroscience and everything outdoors. I am a fierce advocate of spreading and promoting accessible science-knowledge and love hearing about all types of research and quirky hobbies. Preferably combined.

Dinushi Munasingha Mudiyanselage

Dinushi Munasingha Mudiyanselage

2021 Projects

I am a PhD student at Swinburne University of Technology, working on 'developing a multi functional, environmental-friendly air filter Material'. I'm a traveler, pet lover and a book worm. I am excited to onboard with POS and share the beauty of science with the world.

Jasmine Palmer

Jasmine Palmer

2021 Projects

I am studying a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hon) at UQ and have a great passion for volunteering and anything science! My goal is to make science more accessible and interesting for regular people who don't necessarily have backgrounds in science but are still interested in learning.

Ishika Mahajan

Ishika Mahajan

2021 Projects

I am a budding Computational biologist studying BSc in biology and Computer science at UniSA. What made me quit med school and spent my days in lab – love for Research. In my spare time, I bike ride, rebel against social issues and research in multiple labs.