Tracking microplastics in the Mekong: a research overview

This week I would have been presenting my work in Vienna at the European Geoscience Union (EGU). However, EGU have been amazing, moving everything online and making the conference free and much more inclusive. Instead of presenting, online discussions are taking place with researchers uploading their presentation materials for everyone to see. It’s exciting because…

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…

Climate change in a (plastic) bottle

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, mainly due to moving house, having my annual review (woo I’m a second year PhD candidate now!), moving into a new office, presentations and moving labs! Last weekend was my first free weekend in a long time and it was so nice to just be at home…

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…