DR EMMA YHNELL - Episode 028

Emma Yhnell
Dr Emma Yhnell - Engineering Succes
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DR EMMA YHNELL IS A NEUROSCIENTISTS AND SENIOR LECTURER BASED IN CARDIFF, WALES.

Emma is an award-winning science communicator, and she is making it her mission to make science more accessible, inclusive and fun for everyone.

Emma is a first generation academic and a regular contributor to local radio and television as well as a commentator for the Science Media Centre. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and changing the minds of people who nervously think science isn't for them.

Emma obtained her BSc honours degree in Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience and Huntington's disease. She then obtained a prestigious research fellowship to work with families impacted by Huntington's disease.

 

Emma is passionate about teaching and learning, and has been accredited with a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, completed part-time via distance learning.

 

A keen public speaker Emma aims to inspire audiences with her infectious enthusiasm and ability to deliver interactive and accessible sessions. 

EMMA's show notes.

02.36 How Emma first became interested in science.

04.10 What route Emma took into the science fields.

05.48 Emma explains how we can enthuse the next generation of talent into science related fields.

08.16 What Emma's #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in science.

09.10 How we best explain the challenges ahead and how science can help solve these challenges.

10.48 Emma Discusses how do we retain talent in STEM.

14.38 What myths Emma would like to dispel in science.

15.50 What are the biggest challenges ahead in science.

18.44 Emma discusses mentors.

21.00 How does Emma keep motivated.

22.34 What has been Emma's biggest inspiration.

 

23.55 How Emma continually develops herself.

 

25.20 What the future holds for Emma. 

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