Mixing art and science

Growing up, I was always making something, from lino printing to life drawing, wood carvings to paper sculptures. I think a lot of people expected me to go to art school. During my final year at school I wrote an essay about Leonardo Di Vinci, an artist, scientist, mathematician and inventor. I felt frustrated that…

An update

Hello! Sorry for the long silence. My PhD life has taken over a bit but I plan to blog on a monthly basis from now on. I have lots of exciting things in the pipeline that I hope to share including reducing your plastic waste tips and all about the next River of Plastic field…

World Oceans Day: how you can help the ocean

As the demand for fish and seafood grows, the fishing industry has continued to evolve more ways to catch more fish, more quickly. Seafood used to be one of my favourite foods. However, I soon decided I couldn’t keep supporting the fishing industry. One of the reasons I become vegetarian is that overfishing has overexploited…

Tiny plastic particles released by washing your clothes

I was at the Manchester Science Festival a couple of weeks ago running a stall as part of the plastic themed Earth Arcade by the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull. I was put in charge of a section demonstrating to the public how it is not only large pieces of plastic…