Researcher in focus

Find out more about some of our top academics and their areas of expertise.

Nicole Morrissey

Researcher in focus: June 2017
Are UK students asked to make choices about school subjects at too young an age? And does this impact girls continuing with STEM?
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Dr Emma Stevenson

Researcher in focus: June 2017
Find out about how complex bacteria can be and how researchers are hoping to prevent serious infections.
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Dr Maria Weber

Researcher in focus: June 2017
Take a tour of the Milky Way’s stellar zoo and discuss the implications of stellar magnetism on exoplanet habitability.
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Lauren Barr

Researcher in focus: June 2017
Lauren uses metamaterials to better understand how large twisted molecules interact with twisted light.
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Dr Cosima Porteus

Researcher in focus: June 2017
Dr Porteus' research looks at how ocean acidification affects the behaviour and physiology of fish.
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Dr Helen Fones

Researcher in focus: June 2017
The world of science is big enough for anyone committed enough to carve out a place for themselves, whatever gender, ethnicity, or background
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Dr Katie Lunnon

Researcher in focus: March 2017
Find out about the role of epigenetics in dementia. From new epigenetic biomarkers to epigenetic marks in the brain
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Professor Andrew Hattersley

Researcher in focus: December 2016
Invaluable work into understanding of diabetes is recognised by European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
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Professor Clive Ballard

Researcher in focus: October 2016
We talk to new Medical School Pro Vice Chancellor, and leading dementia expert, Professor Clive Ballard
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Dr Angus Jones

Researcher in focus: July 2016
What is the role of weight and age, in the diagnosis of diabetes? Dr Jones explains.
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Professor Michelle Ryan

Researcher in focus: July 2016
What makes a good psychology researcher? Find out how Professor Ryan got involved in psychology
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Professor Philip Ingham FRS

Researcher in focus: June 2016
Professor Phillip Ingham has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Living Systems Institute
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Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova

Researcher in focus: June 2016
in the last of our Soapbox Science series, we talk to Professor Tsaneva-Atanasova.
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Dr Kate Littler

Researcher in focus: June 2016
Dr Kate Littler tells us what the best bit of he job is, and why it's so important to communicate your research
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Dr Olivia Champion

Researcher in focus: June 2016
We speak to scientist, CEO, role model, and Soapbox Science speaker Dr Olivia Champion
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Stacey Heath

Researcher in focus: May 2016
Read about what inspired PhD researcher Stacey Heath to start her academic career
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Dr Regan Early

Researcher in focus: May 2016
Soapbox Science speaker, Dr Early, talks to us about the challenges of being a female academic
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Isabel Castanho

Researcher in focus: May 2016
PhD researcher Isabel Castanho will be taking part in this year's Soapbox Science event.
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Professor Alison Harcourt

Researcher in focus: April 2016
Professor Harcourt will be part of a panel of experts answering questions about the EU Referendum
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Professor David Butler

Researcher in focus: February 2016
Professor David Butler explains why we need sustainable and resilient water systems.
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Professor Tim Lenton

Researcher in focus: January 2016
Professor Tim Lenton on why we are suffering another winter of eternal rainfall and floods.
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Professor David Sing

Researcher in focus: December 2015
Find out more about Professor David Sing, lead author of revolutionary paper about the atmospheres of exoplanets.
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Professor Juliet Osborne

Researcher in focus: November 2015
find out why bees, and other insects, are vital to the survival of crops and the maintenance of our ecosystem
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Professor Rose McCabe

Researcher in focus: October 2015
Find out how verbal and non verbal communication can affect how patients respond to treatment.
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Dr Ilya Maclean

Researcher in focus: September 2015
Dr Ilya Maclean explains how his research addresses the threats of climate change.
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Dr Jo Welsman

Researcher in focus: July 2015
Jo Welsman explains the importance of public involvement throughout the lifetime of a research project.
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Dr Stephen Votier

Researcher in focus: June 2015
Learning more about seabirds breeding habitats can help us develop protection policies.
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Dr Kirsten Abernethy

Researcher in focus: May 2015
Find out how affiliate researcher Dr Kirsten Abernethy has been working with the Cornish fishing industry,
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Professor Andrew Jones

Researcher in focus: April 2015
Read about Professor Jones' work and his thoughts on his new role.
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Paul Rose

Researcher in focus: March 2015
Paul Rose reveals his top tips for academics who want to communicate their research
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Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Researcher in focus: February 2015
Professor Stavrakopoulou discusses the REF, her research and her new interactive documentary appearance.
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Dr Joanie Willett

Researcher in focus: October 2014
What would you do if in charge of Cornwall? Joanie Willett gives you the chance to ‘takeover’ Cornwall Council.
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Prof Pierre Friedlingstein

Researcher in focus: September 2014
Leading climate scientist Professor Friedlingstein discusses awards, IPCC and the impact of his research.
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Dr Zena Wood

Researcher in focus: September 2014
Dr Zena Wood tells us how her secondment to IBM is influencing her teaching.
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Dr Francesca Palombo

Researcher in focus: August 2014
Read how Dr Palombo's work with spectroscopy is bringing us closer to non-invasive ways of diagnosing illnesses.
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Professor Frances Wall

Researcher in focus: July 2014
Frances has been appointed first female president of the Mineralogical Society.
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Dr Richard Chahwan

Researcher in focus: June 2014
We speak to Dr Richard Chahwan about how cells protect their genetic code.
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Lewis Bartlett

Researcher in focus: June 2014
Lewis's research spans from giant extinct creatures to the humble honey bee
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Professor Geoff Vallis

Researcher in focus: May 2014
Professor Geoff Vallis spoke to us about his Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award.
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Professor Richard Betts

Researcher in focus: April 2014
Leading climate scientist Professor Richard Betts discusses his involvement with the IPCC report.
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Dr Claire Belcher

Researcher in focus: March 2014
Dr Claire Belcher speaks to us, ahead of her TEDx talk
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Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno

Researcher in focus: March 2014
Dr Adarves-Yorno speaks about her Been There, Done That talk and her research.
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Prof Charles Abraham

Researcher in focus: February 2014
Prof Abraham spoke to us about recently being nominated as one of top 100 practising scientists in the UK.
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Dr Stefan Kraus

Researcher in focus: February 2014
Could there be life on other planets? Dr Stefan Kraus explains why there may be
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Professor Sally Faulkner

Researcher in focus: January 2014
Award winning academic Prof Faulkner reveals her favourite Spanish film
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Dr John Love

Researcher in focus: December 2013
Our interview with Impact Award winner Dr John Love.
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Jennifer Watling

Researcher in focus: December 2013
We talk to Jennifer Watling - winner of Young Researcher UK 2013 - about her ground breaking Amazon research.
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Dr Ceri Lewis

Researcher in focus: November 2013
Ceri spoke to us about her research and the importance of educational outreach.
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Prof Tapas Mallick

Researcher in focus: October 2013 An interview with Tapas Mallick, Chair in Clean Technologies.
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Prof Dragan Savic

Researcher in focus: August 2013
An interview with Professor of Hydroinformatics Dragan Savic.
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Dr Emma Loosley

Researcher in focus: July 2013
Dr Emma Loosley discusses her work in Middle Eastern art and architecture.
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Professor Sarah Gurr

Researcher in focus: April 2013
An interview with the Chair of the Food Security and Land Research Alliance.
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Professor Robert Pawlak

Researcher in focus: February 2013
An interview with the University's Chair in Functional Cell Biology.
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