ACADEMICS #1 | 26 Oct 2016 |
Dr Chris Hooley
For our inaugural interview we sit down for a delightful conversation with Dr Chris Hooley, a man recognised for his style and presence around the physics building. We talk about some of his lecturers, what he'd be reading on a desert island and how to ruin an almost perfect moment in St Andrews.

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EPISODE 44 | ACADEMICS

Prof Sally Mapstone

19 Oct 2021

Today we are honoured to speak with Prof Sally Mapstone, the principal and Vice-chancellor of the University of St Andrews. Who is the person under whose leadership the uni tops ranking tables? What was her research and does she wish for the future? And did you know she was a keen runner?

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EPISODE 43 | ACADEMICS

Sebastian Russel-Smith

17 Sep 2021

Sebastian is a St Andrews graduate who through a Masters in London found his way into Rolls Royce's graduate program. He describes his current job as a "nuclear plumber". Find out about his interesting career path, or what he recommends people look out for when searching for a job in industry!

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EPISODE 42 | ACADEMICS

Patrick Barth

06 Aug 2021

Patrick Barth speaks about his PhD joint between the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Geology and Earth Sciences. We touch upon everything from lightning in exoplanetary atmospheres to SAINTS LGBT+, labwork during the COVID19 pandemic, rowing and sourdough. Enjoy listening!

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EPISODE 41 | ACADEMICS

Prof Kate Sang

03 Jul 2021

Prof Kate Sang from Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University focuses on inclusion in the workplace in her research. We speak about disability in high-skilled professions. How is academia doing compared to industry, and what can be improved? What are some real-life stories that she found in her research? And why is the most challenging part of her research the flipside of the most rewarding aspect?

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EPISODE 40 | ACADEMICS

Early Career Researchers

08 May 2021

We know them as helpful tutors and life-saving lab demonstrators. But what is it like to be a PhD student or a postdoc, and how do you even become one? We discuss all aspects like passion for research, but also job security, family, and mental health. We had a good laugh with Kristin, Rose, Ian and Viktor. You can hear dogs and babies in the background, too. Enjoy listening!

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EPISODE 39 | ACADEMICS

Dr Peter Woitke

03 Apr 2021

In this interview with Dr Peter Woitke, we discuss his research in modelling protoplanetary disks and exoplanets' atmosphere, the obstacles that he faced during his academic career, his worries about climate change, and much more. What do pre-recorded lectures feel like to someone who's recording them? What is drink does Peter recommend? Listen to find out!

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