Scientists not the Science

Insight from outside the lab: in this podcast Dr Stuart Higgins talks to people connected to the world of science. Each episode contains fascinating stories, advice and inspiration for the modern researcher. New episodes released every two weeks.

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http://scinotsci.com
Description
In this podcast Dr Stuart Higgins talks to a scientists, technologists, communicators and others. We discover how and why they are connected to the world of science, and find out their experiences and thoughts. New episodes released fortnightly.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-12-23 20:46
last episode published
2018-12-23 12:31
publication frequency
20.91 days
Contributors
Stuart Higgins owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
69
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Society & Culture Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
23.12.2018

Entrepreneur – David Walt

David Walt is Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. We talk about his background and how he founded a multi-billion dollar company. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
10.12.2018

Selling to Scientists – Hamid Ghanadan

Hamid Ghanadan is the Founder of The Linus Group, a health and life sciences marketing and creative agency. We talk about his experiences talking to scientists, and how to target products to a scientific audience. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
3.12.2018

[Rerun] Mind Your Language!

English is the language of science, but for most people it’s not their native tongue. What’s it like working in science and academia, in a foreign language?  Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
12.11.2018

Being a Positive Role Model – Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson is Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial College London, and advocate for improving research and professional standards in academia. We talk about his journey through academia. Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
29.10.2018

Making New Things - Alex Lathbridge

Alex Lathbridge is a PhD student at the University of Bath, founder of the network Minorities in STEM and creator of the podcast Why Aren't You a Doctor Yet? We talk about Alex's background and creating content.  Full show notes: https://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
15.10.2018

From Software Engineer to Scientist – Matt Faria

Matt Faria is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. We talk about improving research standards and his move into science from software engineering. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
1.10.2018

Live at the Imperial Festival – Alexandros Kouris (Bonus Episode)

Alexandros Kouris is a PhD student at Imperial College London. We talk about his research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
17.09.2018

Live at the Imperial Festival – Ben Britton (Bonus Episode)

Ben Britton is a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. We talk about his research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
2.09.2018

Live at the Imperial Festival – Sandrine Heutz (Bonus Episode)

Sandrine Heutz is Professor of Functional Materials at Imperial College London. We talk about her research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
20.08.2018

Live at the Imperial Festival – Emma Chapman (Bonus Episode)

Emma Chapman is a Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellow at Imperial College London. We talk about her research and career. Recorded live at the Imperial Festival 2018. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
9.07.2018

Teaching and Researching – Kirsty Shaw

Kirsty Shaw is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. We talk about teaching students and balancing different roles within academia. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
25.06.2018

Structural Engineer – Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal is a structural engineer, responsible for hundreds of structures around the UK, most notably the Shard in London. We talk about moving from physics to engineering. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
11.06.2018

Social Media Scientist – Meriame Berboucha

Meriame Berboucha is a physicist at Imperial College London. We talk about how Meriame uses social media to communicate science and reach young people.  Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
28.05.2018

Climate Physicist – Joanna Haigh

Joanna Haigh is Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London. We talk about her experience of academia, and what is means to be a head of department. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
14.05.2018

Medical Doctor, PhD Doctor – Jennifer Gelinas

Jennifer Gelinas is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. We talk about being both a medical and a PhD doctor. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
30.04.2018

Highlights from Season Three

Compilation episode featuring some of the best bits from season three of Scientists not the Science, ahead of the beginning of season four.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
13.12.2017

Ep50: Experimental Words (Part 2)

Listen to the performances of poets and scientists, working together to combine their two disciplines. This is part two, to hear more about the project and how it came to be, listen to part one first.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
28.11.2017

Experimental Words (Part 1)

Experimental Words is an engagement project that pairs poets and scientists to produce unique performance pieces. This episode I document taking part in the event and talk to the scientists and poets involved.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
12.11.2017

Inferior – Angela Saini

Angela Saini is a science journalist and author. We talk about her latest book ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story’.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
31.10.2017

Chief Scientist of the Nudge Unit – Michael Sanders

Michael Sanders is the Chief Scientist at the Behavioural Insights Team, commonly known as the ‘nudge unit’. We talk academia and policy, how he uses the scientific method in his work, and the label of scientist.                                       ...
Stuart Higgins author
21.10.2017

Technicians Make It Happen

This episode I talk to Stephen Franey and Thomas Pitcher from Kings College London, and Michelle Rea from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, about the role of technicians in science.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
25.09.2017

The Recovering Physicist – Martin Zaltz Austwick

Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick has been a solid-state physicist, a medical physicist, and a senior lecturer. He now describes himself as a recovering physicist. We talk about his PhD experience and work-life balance.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
Stuart Higgins author
28.08.2017

[Rerun] Feeling Like an Imposter at Work?

This is a rerun of an episode from season 2.   You can listen to my appearance on The Cinemile podcast here: http://www.thecinemile.com/ - we reviewed the new sci-fi movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.   Here’s the original blurb for th...
Stuart Higgins author
14.08.2017

[Rerun] Professorship – Chris Hunter

This is a rerun of an episode from season 1.   You can find episodes from my other podcast series ‘Down to Earth’ which is all about space tech spinoffs here:   Air bags: https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/down-earth-how-space-scie...
Stuart Higgins author
31.07.2017

It’s All in the Edit – Miriam Frankel and Stephen Harris

Miriam Frankel and Stephen Harris are science editors at The Conversation – an online news website where all the articles are written by academics. We talk about how they edit scientists’ writing for a wider audience.
Stuart Higgins author
16.07.2017

Ep43: Death of the One-Sided Scientist – Roberto Trotta

Roberto Trotta is an astrophysicist, a lecturer, an author, and the director of the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication at Imperial College London. We talk about being a multi-faceted scientist.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
4.07.2017

Ep42: Your Child is a Scientist – Carole Kenrick

Carole Kenrick is Scientist & Inventor-in-Residence at a primary school in North London. We talk about the importance of teaching children about what it means to be a scientist.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
18.06.2017

Ep41: Managing a Lab and TheScienceShed – Steven Lee and Nick Evans

Steven Lee and Nick Evans are academics – together they present TheScienceShed podcast, a ramble through academic life. We talk about their experience of managing a research group and more.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
5.06.2017

Ep40: Senior Editor – Luigi Martiradonna (Part 2)

Before becoming a journal editor at Nature Materials, Luigi Martiradonna was a researcher. In part 2 we talk about his experience as a scientist and on the transition to academic publishing.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
24.05.2017

Ep39: Senior Editor – Luigi Martiradonna (Part 1)

Luigi Martiradonna is a senior editor at the journal Nature Materials. In part 1 we talk about the publishing process, how he makes the decision to accept or reject papers, and how scientists respond to his decision.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci...
7.05.2017

Ep38: Culture and Science – Robin Ince

Robin Ince is a comedian, writer and performer, best known for presenting The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4. We talk about public understanding of science, and the interplay between science and culture.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
28.04.2017

Ep37: Hybrid Scientist and Engineer – Alon Gorodetsky

Alon Gorodetsky is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine. We talk about working in an interdisciplinary research field and his experience of academia.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
7.04.2017

Ep 36: Highlights from Season Two

Compilation episode featuring some of the best bits from season two of Scientists not the Science, ahead of the beginning of season three.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
3.01.2017

Ep35: All Change Please! (Bonus Episode)

Being a scientist means being comfortable with change. I talk to Christian Clear and Jean-Philippe St-Pierre to explore their personal experiences of change in academia.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
10.08.2016

Ep34: Feeling Like an Imposter at Work?

What is the imposter syndrome and how does it affect academics? In this final episode I explore the phenomenon, how it manifests in academics, some of the reasons why it might occur, and strategies to deal with it.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.c...
25.07.2016

Ep33: Are Scientists Like Comedians? – Stuart Goldsmith

Stuart Goldsmith is a stand-up comedian and host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. We compare the industries of science and comedy to see if there are any parallels.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
19.07.2016

Ep32: A Matrix for Life – Kristi Anseth (Bonus Episode)

Bonus episode: part of a series of short interviews recorded with Cavendish Inspiring Women, a group promoting the visibility of women working in science.   For more profiles visit: http://cavinspiringwomen.com
11.07.2016

Ep31: How to Be a Strategic Academic – Shelda Debowski

Dr Shelda Debowski is a Senior Consultant in Higher Education Development, working with academics to help them to achieve their goals. We talk about the challenges facing the modern academic.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
25.06.2016

Ep30: What’s a Postdoc? – Joy Warde

Dr Joy Warde is the Postdoc Staff Coordinator at the University of Cambridge. We talk about what a postdoc is and the challenges researchers face in developing their careers.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
4.05.2016

Ep29: Having a Family in Science – Emma Chapman

Dr Emma Chapman is an astrophysicist and a mum. We talk about what it’s like to juggle doing a PhD and a postdoc with having a child, and the barriers faced by academic parents.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
18.04.2016

Ep28: Women in Science – Athene Donald

Professor Dame Athene Donald is a physicist at the University of Cambridge and advocate for women in science. We talk about the challenges women face, the impact of social media, and experiences from her career. Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
5.04.2016

Ep27: Science Jokes – Helen Arney

Helen Arney is a songwriter, comedian, and one third of the science-comedy trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd. We talk about how despite running away from science, it came back to find her.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
21.03.2016

Ep26: Success: is it all in the mind? (Part 3) (Bonus Episode)

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com   CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com
21.03.2016

Ep25: Success: is it all in the mind? (Part 2) (Bonus Episode)

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com   CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com
21.03.2016

Ep24: Success: is it all in the mind? (Part 1) (Bonus Episode)

Professor Athene Donald, Professor Michelle Ryan, Dr Tom Stafford, and Jessica Wade discuss success, stereotypes and science, and their impact on women in science.   Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com   CiW website: http://cavinspiringwomen.com
7.03.2016

Ep23: Scientists on the Radio (Part 2) – Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell is both a lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London and also a journalist at the BBC. In part 2 of this interview we talk about Gareth’s route from electrical and electronic engineering into broadcasting. Full show no...
22.02.2016

Ep22: Scientists on the Radio (Part 1) – Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell is a lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London and a BBC journalist. In part 1 we talk about how scientists end up on the radio, and Gareth’s reflections on the science industry. Full Show notes: http://scinotsci.com
16.02.2016

Ep21: Reaching Out

There are many ways scientists connect with outside world. This episode looks at three different types of public engagement: directly to schools, at public festivals, and in the pub.  Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
2.02.2016

Ep20: Mind Your Language!

English is the language of science, but for most people it’s not their native language. What’s it like working in science and academia, in a foreign language? Full show notes: http://scinotsci.com
19.01.2016

Ep19: Highlights from Season One

Compilation episode featuring my favourite responses and anecdotes from season one of Scientists not the Science, and a taste of what’s to come in season two.