I currently work at a RCUK Digital Economy Theme Hub at the University of Aberdeen: dot.rural.
My role involves enabling researchers to communicate their research and area of expertise to the general public, school children and users of our research. I am interested in research methods that actively involve user participants such as participatory methods. I have an active interest in using social media for research and engagement.
I have an interest on the role and place of females in academia and research. I am a member of the Earth Science Womens' Network European Board.
Prior to being at dot.rural I worked for a large European learned society which focusses on GeoSciences. Here I was responsible for social media and outreach to young and female scientists.
My interdisciplinary PhD was on heavy-metal food contamination in Zambia involving risk perception, risk communication, hazard assessment, food intake and geochemistry.