Action Research: Lighting a Fire in Further Education

Martine-Ellis

Join us in episode 14 for a candid conversation with Martine Ellis, writer, coach and educator on wellbeing-driven productivity. What is action research, and why is wellbeing so important in academia? Plus, we talk about perceived tensions between further and higher education, and discover how saying ‘no’ can make your academic life a whole lot healthier.

Psycholinguistic Secrets: The Mysterious Workings of Words and the Mind

Hilary Wynne

What happens to your heart when it undergoes too much stress? Is it possible to exercise too much? And why might a fit, healthy young athlete suffer a heart attack mid-match? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more in episode 9, with Yasmin Dickinson, PhD in cardiovascular medicine. Plus, we address the issue of unstable research contracts, and ask ‘how do you find a balance between real life and academia?’

Questions of the Heart: Cardiac Hypertrophy with Yasmin Dickinson

Yasmin Dickinson

What happens to your heart when it undergoes too much stress? Is it possible to exercise too much? And why might a fit, healthy young athlete suffer a heart attack mid-match? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more in episode 9, with Yasmin Dickinson, PhD in cardiovascular medicine. Plus, we address the issue of unstable research contracts, and ask ‘how do you find a balance between real life and academia?’

Great Journeys and Graphene: Crossing a Continent in the Name of Research

Maheera Ghani

Join us in episode 10 as we chat to Maheera Ghani about her incredible journey from Pakistan to Western Europe, in search of a solution to the challenges of tomorrow’s information industry. Do you know what goes into the devices you carry in your pocket? Plus, we talk about the changing role of women in the sciences, and discuss the scientific (yes) principles of baking.

The Air We Breathe: The Link Between COPD and Pollutants in the Air

Chahat Suri

What’s going in our city air? Join us in episode 11 as we chat to Chahat Suri of the LHI, Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, about her research into chronic lung disease. Is airborne pollution doing more harm than we realise? Plus, a familiar issue for hardworking academics – impostor syndrome – and we get real on what they don’t tell you about coming to Europe to study.

Maths, Apps, and the Modern World: Finding New Ways to Study Mathematics

Charles Roddie

Join us in episode 12 with Dr Charles Roddie of Cambridge, pioneering new methods of teaching maths with his app, Summatic. Just how far can AI go in helping students to learn independently? Plus, we talk about why maths matters, and dive into the complex world of game theory – almost tempting Charles back into research in the process!