Firstly thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about the person behind 'ResearcherLucy'.
I'll keep it short and sweet, I'm 28 and I am from the UK.
I'm a Writer x Producer x Host for ResearcherLucy in all of its pink and neon formats, because who said science has to fit a mould?
By day I'm a full-time Digital Scientific Content Producer for an International Journal and by night you'll likely find me living a pretty normal life with my cat.
You can read my full story below.
Where It All Started:
I won't give you the classic "'I've always wanted to be a Scientist" story, because quite frankly I didn't.
My family has always been a little crazy and we often found ourselves talking about our views of the scientific world. "Lucy, have you heard about stem cells?” “What do you about animal testing?” “Lucy, have you seen they can do this in the lab now?”
So I guess it'll come as no surprise that science, in all its forms, has always been a point of fascination for me.
From viruses to venereology, algedonics to astronomy, to me, the more obscure the topic the better.
I studied Biomedical Science at University and became a Biomedical Scientist specialising in Haematology in an NHS laboratory. I then went on to lead a research communications and engagement team at a major UK charity.
Where I Am Now:
I now work as a Digital Scientific Content Producer at an international journal. It's such a privilege to be a science communicator for work and play. Let me tell you, when I landed my current job I cried tears of joy - I often pinch myself just to make sure I'm not dreaming!
On my days off, in between restoring antique furniture and having a normal life, you'll find me giving lectures at Universities and Schools around the UK on the importance of science and science communication. Incredibly I've helped to shape the Biomedical Sciences courses at Nottingham Trent University to include science communication elements which I am ridiculously proud of.
By night I am the founder, host and producer of ResearcherLucy in all of its pink neon formats. It's where I aim to help you discover your love for science and learn something along the way. I'm also working on a podcast so as soon as that comes along, you can be sure i'll share it with you somehow!
Why I Do It:
Science communication runs through my veins as strong as my blood, its probably SO cheesy but I really am just passionate about making science as accessible as possible for everyone.
If you have a story you think I should write about on here or cover on my podcast, or just generally want to have a chat - let's connect!