Hi, I’m Amy!
I’m a Biomedical Sciences Masters Graduate. Biomedical sciences is an incredibly varied course so I like to think myself a bit of a “Jack of all trades” when it comes to medical topics. As part of my degree I was involved in multiple research projects including modelling treatments for Huntington’s Disease in Caenorhabditis elegans (a nematode worm), Neutropenia in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and then researched the accessibility of scientific research for my Masters project.
I realised as I progressed through my degree that I was much more gifted at communicating science than I was at doing it. Enough failed experiments and disastrous statistical tests (P<0.05? Never heard of her) told me the lab route probably wasn’t for me. Since graduating with my Masters degree, I’ve been working as a scientific writer for an agency that specialises in marketing and PR for scientific companies. I love my job because it means I can use my passion for science communication every single day!
In my spare time outside of work, I started this blog. Nothing frustrates me more than when science can feel overly exclusive and I’m trying my best to help make things a little bit more accessible.
In this blog, you can find my tips and tricks for studying science, for understanding the science behind the headlines and some posts from science history to all manner of biomedical science topics.