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  • Jenny Gimpel

    Jenny Gimpel

    Writer

    Jenny has written for Defra’s Landscape magazine, the Society for Experimental Biology and BBC Human Mind. She works for the Environment Agency and holds a PhD in environmental chemistry.

  • Rhiannon Grant

    Rhiannon Grant

    Writer

    An Edinburgh-based real life researcher, Rhiannon is most enthusiastic about communicating the joy of science to people who think they hate all science. She currently works as a technician in a neuroscience lab.

  • Charles Harvey

    Charles Harvey

    Writer

    A freelance science journalist and blogger from London, Charles writes on all things bright and scientific and tweets @charlesharvey.

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  • Robin Hersom

    Robin Hersom

    Writer

    Robin is interning at the Public Engagement, Media and Grants team at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre to learn about science communication, and as part of the job is researching and writing for BPoD.

  • Bertie Gyenes

    Bertie Gyenes

    Writer

    Bertie is a PhD student in André Brown’s group at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre. He is keen on brains, worms and flies, and will also read articles that have ‘high-throughput’ or ‘modelling’ in their title.

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  • Mary-Clare Hallsworth

    Mary-Clare Hallsworth

    Writer

    Mary-Clare has a passion for communicating science from the inner workings of the brain to Victorian technology. She also enjoys getting messy creating hands-on science activities for education.

  • Katherine Hardy

    Katherine Hardy

    Writer

    Katherine is a neuroscience graduate who is now studying a PhD in hearing loss after a year out working in healthcare advertising. She enjoys writing for the university newspaper and has a strong interest in science communications.

  • Rebecca Hill

    Rebecca Hill

    Writer

    Genetics editor of newsletter BioNews and freelance journalist, Beki has written for The Guardian and The Times. She studied biological sciences, obtaining a BSc and PhD from the University of Sheffield.

  • Jake Jacobson

    Jake Jacobson

    Writer

    Former intensive care nurse Jake began his science career studying mammalian brain cells. He now works on fruit flies using the insects as a model to better understand the complexity of mammalian gut signalling and metabolism.