Hi, I’m Lottie, I’m one of the biology co-ordinators at OxHOS and I’m also a STEM ambassador! I’m a 2nd year DPhil student funded by Kidney research UK and my work focuses on inherited kidney disorders: what causes them and how? I have been lucky enough to be involved in public engagement projects previously and am very excited to now be a part of OxHOS! Science is something I have always been fascinated by and passionate about, but unfortunately it’s a subject that can sometimes come across as boring and difficult to relate to. With our enthusiasm and treasure trove of experiments we want to show that science is fun and relevant and hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists!
Hi! I’m Ainslie and I am a new biology experiments officer. I am currently in the first year of my DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience. My lab investigates brain plasticity; how our brains rewire, adapt and change. I am particularly interested in how we can use non-invasive brain stimulation to speed up and improve this plasticity. My lab are hoping to use some of these stimulation techniques to develop a therapy for people who have had a stroke, to help them to regain function in a paralysed limb.
I love getting children and young people excited about science and have previously volunteered at CHaOS, our sister project in Cambridge. I am really looking forward to developing new and fun biology experiments here at OxHOS, come along and give them a go!
Hi! I’m Susan and one of the Chemistry subject coordinators. I’m a first year DPhil in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences with a passion for all things which involve spreading my enthusiasm for Science. During my undergraduate, I enjoyed helping out with outreach activities within the Chemistry department and look forward to extending this to some hands-on Science with OxHOS by helping to develop some inspirational Chemistry experiments!
Hello Readers! I’m Shannon, the Medical Experiments Coordinator. As a 2nd year Student of Biomedicine, I’m passionate for everything infection and immunity! From viral epidemics to the modern day allergy paradox that is turning our immune system against us! I already enjoy relaying my love of medicine to children in tutoring which I continue with GCSE students online. Now, I look forward to developing exciting and engaging OxHOS experiments to encourage and inspire the scientists of the future!
Physics, Maths and Engineering
I’m a first year DPhil student in Condensed Matter Physics and I also did my MPhys at Oxford. My research looks at how electrons arrange themselves in novel materials and the resulting electronic and magnetic properties. I typically do this using neutron diffraction, in which neutrons are fired at a sample and the resulting scattering tells us about its structure. I’m keen to get involved in hands-on science demonstrations as they are an effective way to engage children and get them questioning the way the Universe works. Even if they don’t go into a STEM field, it’s important we communicate to the public why science research is an interesting and worthwhile thing to invest in.
Hi, I’m Sarah! I’m a first year DPhil student in quantum physics trying to create a quantum memory for single photons. I love science and think it’s really important to get everyone excited about it. I’m particularly keen to inspire enthusiasm in young people by helping them learn how fun science can be!
Hi, I’m Martin, a second year Medical Sciences DPhil student and the Oxhos building officer. This means I spend a lot of my time thinking about how to make red blood cells and some of my time thinking about how to make fun experiments to show you guys. Oxhos are a friendly bunch of students who would just love a chance to show you how much fun science can be. I’ll hopefully see you at one of our events soon!
Hi, I’m Susie and I am one of the Oxhos social secs for this year. I’m just starting my PhD in atmospheric physics. I’ll be studying some of the processes that cause our weather to be the way it is (i.e. finding out why is it always raining in Oxford). I think science is great and hope we can convince you it is too! It’s also something that anyone can have a go at so why not come along and discover something new!
Hi! My name is Isabel Wilkinson and I am one of the OxHOS Social Secs! I’m a first year student on the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences CDT. I studied Natural Sciences as an undergraduate, specialising in Chemistry and now I’m broadening my skillset with programming and biology courses. My role is to help organise fun OxHOS activities for all our volunteers, and plan for Varsity style events with CHaOS in Cambridge.
Hi guys, I’m Jack, and I love science! Most of all I love microbes, the tiny organisms that live all around and inside us. I like them so much I’m studying for my PhD in microbiology, working on some infectious bacteria known as MRSA. I got involved with OxHOS because I want to share my fascination for science with you guys, and to show you that science is something everyone can do. Did you know for example that Charles Darwin did a lot of his most important experiments in his own home? I’m looking forward to meeting you at one of our events, and to showing you just how much fun science can be!
Chico is a Brazilian PhD student at Oxford University who is passionate about learning new things and loves telling stories. It is hard to say what area of science he likes the most since he's always been multidisciplinary (or maybe antidisciplinary?), but he is fascinated by evolution: how genes and living things change, how culture, language, and why not, society changes. Chico is always up for the challenge of finding exciting ways of blending science and art to impress and inspire others, and loves being able to do that through OxHOS!
Hi, I'm Josie and I'm a first year biochemist at Brasenose College. I've always felt that communicating science to the public is hugely important, and cultivating enthusiasm in children is particularly exciting and rewarding! I always enjoyed interactive science days and clubs throughout my time at school, both participating when younger and helping out when older so I'm excited to be able to continue to contribute through OxHOS!