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Michelle Manning Hutson

Michelle Manning Hutson

Volunteer

I’m a PhD student who’s changing the conversation about compensable injury. I mix epidemiology and social media research to understand how we can help injured people get better, faster!

Jasmine Cleminson

Jasmine Cleminson

Volunteer

I am a third year Ph.D. candidate in medical biology at Deakin University in Geelong. I enjoy scuba and playing in the ocean in my spare time [laughs]. I am involved with Pint of Science Festival because there's no better way of sharing facts about our wonderful world, than over a brew.

Chiara Bortolasci

Chiara Bortolasci

City Coordinator

I am a pharmacist and a scientist at Deakin University. I am passionate about the laboratory work and I am very excited to share what we do everyday with the community over one of my favourite drinks (beer, of course! :) )

Darcie Cooper

Darcie Cooper

Volunteer

I'm working away on my thesis about bacterial attachment and biofilms in prosthetic joint infections. In my spare time, among other things, you can find me hosting trivia. Science is knowledge and knowledge is power, so let’s share the power!

Bianca Kavanagh

Bianca Kavanagh

Volunteer

I am a PhD Candidate at Deakin University in Geelong. I have a background in mental health and I'm passionate about science being accessible to everyone.

Berta Blanch

Berta Blanch

Volunteer

I am a first year PhD student and a veterinarian interested in infectious diseases, specially in those affecting wildlife. In my free time I enjoy going into nature with my camera, hiking or birdwatching. I am looking forward to helping bring pint of science to Geelong for the first time!

Kathryn Aston-Mourney

Kathryn Aston-Mourney

MC

Hi. I am a Senior Lecturer in Medicine passionate about both research and training our next generation of medical researchers and practitioners. My talented research team aims to develop new treatments to delay or prevent the development of diabetes.

Gemma Carlile

Gemma Carlile

City Coordinator

I work at CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, with veterinary diagnostic counterparts both nationally and internationally, working on collaborative projects in South East Asia, and build ongoing technical partnerships across the region for detection of emerging infectious diseases.

Christina Rootes

Christina Rootes

Volunteer

I'm discovering novel drugs to use against emerging viruses at the CSIRO in Geelong. I'm supporting Pint of Science because I like pints and I like science!

Andrea West

Andrea West

Volunteer

I'm an avid fan of all things Science and enjoy a refreshing beverage! I have a background in Molecular ecology and invasive species and I'm super keen to be involved in combining my two passions, Science and Communication!!

Robson Zazula

Robson Zazula

Volunteer

I'm a Psychologist and a PhD student at Londrina State University in Brazil and I'm a visiting researcher at Deakin University. I'm keen on help because science is part of my life.

Lorenzo Galletta

Lorenzo Galletta

Volunteer

I am a PhD student @ Deakin University. I am working on behavioural and physiological adaptations to heat of a bird species. I love talking about evolution and earth history.

Bruna Panizzutti Parry

Bruna Panizzutti Parry

Venue Manager

I'm a Brazilian that fell in love for an Australian when I was doing my PhD in Behavioural Sciences 4 years ago. Back in Australia, I'm working as a Research Assistant in the field of stem cell technologies. I decided to volunteer this year to help bring the PoS and Science closer to everyone.

Meg McDonald

Meg McDonald

Volunteer

I'm currently working through my PhD with Deakin University, based at CSIRO AAHL. I love being part of the science community and am always keen to share it with my family and friends - so I'm super excited to help bring it to the rest of the world through Pint of Science.

Caitlin Cooper

Caitlin Cooper

Volunteer

I am a scientist working at the Australian Animal Health Lab and my research interests are in genome engineering in agricultural and pest animals which are both areas that have large impacts on biosecurity.