19th July 2021

9.30am-4pm BST


This online event has been organised by the NUKEMS committee with the support of UKEMS. We have an exciting programme of sessions to enhance the skills of our new investigators within the society, but we also welcome any early career scientists who may find these of benefit!

Event Programme

Join our expert panel of UKEMS scientists within academia for a discussion about what it’s like to work in this area and how to get there and get ahead. Pre-submit your questions for our panel members below!


Prof David Phillips – King’s College London

Prof Karen Brown – Leicester University

Prof Gareth Jenkins – Swansea University

Dr Neenu Singh – DeMontfort University

Dr Kate Chapman – Swansea University

Questions for the academic panel

Join our expert panel of UKEMS scientists from a variety of industrial sectors for a discussion about what it’s like to work as a scientist in industry, what the options are and how to get there and get ahead. Pre-submit your questions for our panel members below!

Dr Paul Fowler – FSTox Consulting Ltd.

Paul Rawlinson – Gentronix

Dr Amy Wilson – AstraZeneca

Eva Lessmann – Syngenta

Pauline Garner – Sequani

Questions for the industrial panel

With Professor Ian Turner, University of Derby, and Dr Nigel Francis, Swansea University

During this structured debate, Ian and Nigel will through scientific argument in the roles of ‘scientist’ and ‘Joe Public’, highlight some of the traps and pitfalls of science communication in a public setting. The audience will be invited to flex their communication skills and engage with the argument by voting on the best course of action to communicate complex scientific discoveries in an accessible way.

Dr TJ Moore is a multi-disciplinary communicator with extensive expertise in writing and editing in both international academic and industry settings.

This session will cover top tips for academic and editorial writing for early-career scientists to apply in professional settings.

Dr Pamela Styles is a science communication trainer and Lecturer for The College, Swansea University. She performs storytelling magic shows for adults and families at science festivals and aims to support researchers to effectively engage different audiences with their research.

Positive psychology with STEM coach, Dr Nicole Tschierske

Nicole is passionate about helping overlooked women in STEM become influential, so they can confidently unlock new opportunities for themselves, get their employers saying “we need you on this job!” and make a bigger impact. As a Scientist and Positive Psychology Coach, Nicole helps her clients strategically turn their career frustrations into a renewed love for their work. Find out more about Nicole here.

In this session, our chairs will have a conversation with Nicole, asking her your questions on anything you’re wondering about…

Are you wondering how to start building your professional network?

Do you want to know how to go about building up your confidence to speak in meetings?

Are you unsure how to increase your visibility at work?

Or something else…?


Questions for Dr Nicole Tschierske