Tag Archives: Chemistry

Moving on: 12 years at Nottingham

Its 12 years since I first arrived at the University of Nottingham as a fresh-faced undergraduate. I didn’t think back then I’d still be here 12 years later, having studied two degrees and worked in a number of  jobs across … Continue reading

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A green chemist’s interest in responsible research and innovation

In the past few months, I have been involved in a project on responsible research and innovation (RRI). What is RRI? Well, it’s concerned with the “nature and trajectory of new technologies and fields of enquiry” and asks at a fundamental … Continue reading

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Sustainable chemistry thriving at the University of Nottingham

This post is a copy of a press release I wrote for a recent event on green and sustainable chemistry held at The University of Nottingham in April 2014.  Researchers from across the University of Nottingham came together to talk … Continue reading

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Our Broken Science Career Path: Something Needs to Change

The career path for scientists and engineers in UK academia is broken.  But we knew that already. The recent House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee’s report on women in STEMM careers (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) is just … Continue reading

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Blogroll: Turf wars

I was invited to write for Nature Chemistry’s Blogroll column for their December issue. The column is meant as a brief summary of the current chemistry/science blogosphere and features in their printed and online issues, which hopefully creates access to … Continue reading

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Science Policy- the fine line between advice and lobbying

I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop on policy run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).  I say fortunate as the workshop was booked out, with sufficient demand … Continue reading

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Where next for Green Chemistry?

I recently attended the 6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry. This post is intended as a summary of some of the key messages and information coming out of the conference. As there were a large number of presentations … Continue reading

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Chemistry Careers-What’s Next?

I was recently involved in organising an event called “Chemistry Careers – What’s Next?”, which showcased the diversity of careers options open outside academia to people with a chemistry research background. Our department has PhD and Post-doc Forums, which represent … Continue reading

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An MP Visits the School of Chemistry

A number of professional bodies in the sciences run schemes to connect practising scientists with Members of Parliament or other politicians in the UK. Such schemes undoubtedly act as a gentle means of reminding our politicians about the importance of … Continue reading

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What Sustainability Means to a Chemist

A group of Ph.D. students at the University of Nottingham have recently set up a forum for early career researchers studying sustainability (in any of its forms or guises). The Sustainability Research Network, as it has been called, had its … Continue reading

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