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This site is edited by a group of DPhil students and researchers connected to Oxford University. You can find more about us below, or contact us to ask a question or volunteer a profile.

Natasha Rhys

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
Past Course: PhD in Physics, University of Leeds, 2015

Natasha research focuses on understanding the structural properties and interactions of biological molecules in solution. She also likes art and travelling.

 

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Shona Loong

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Geography, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
Past Course: B Soc. Sci. and M. Soc. Sci. in Geography, National University of Singapore

Shona is a human geographer interested in state-making and development in Myanmar’s southeastern borderlands. She enjoys working with non-profits, cooking, and doing ballet and contemporary dance.

Michal Hejduk

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Oxford
Past Course: PhD in Plasma Physics, Charles University in Prague, 2013

Michal’s research focuses on behaviour of reactive chemical species at very very low temperatures. He likes hiking and reading about science.

Find Michal on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter at @FlyingPhysChem.

Jae Won Suh

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil Population Health, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
Past Course: BA Biological Sciences and MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology, University of Oxford

Jae is studying the risk factors for cardiovascular multimorbidity in UK women. In her spare time, she likes to swim, take photographs, and attend fascinating talks and events in Oxford.

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Charlotte Baarda

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Sociology, New College, University of Oxford
Past Course: BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam University College and MSc in Sociology, University of Oxford

Charlotte is studying criminal networks involved in irregular migration from West Africa to Europe. When she is not working on her thesis, she enjoys running and discovering new cuisines on her travels: such as stew in Nigeria, pho in Vietnam, and diner food during a US road trip.

Find her on LinkedIn.

Amy Royall

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil Interdisciplinary Biosciences DTP, Merton College, University of Oxford
Past Course: BSc Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, 2015

Amy is studying the genes involved in the evolution of early mammalian embryos, and how mammalian species are different from each other. In my spare time I enjoy walking and exploring Oxford’s pub/restaurant scene!

Jessica Hedge

Co-ordinating Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Past Course: PhD in Evolutionary Genetics, University of Edinburgh, 2014

Jessica’s research focuses on analysing the genomes of infectious diseases to understand how and when pathogens evolve traits such as antibiotic resistance. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys travelling and gardening.

Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn.

Hannah Ryan

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Archaeological Sciences, Keble College, University of Oxford
Past Course: BA in Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Durham University and Msc in Archaeological Sciences, University of Oxford

Hannah is researching into genetic approaches for studying gastrointestinal helminths in archaeological contexts. In her free time Hannah enjoys all types of dancing and partakes in amateur dramatics.

Wing Ki (Catherine) Wong

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Statistics, New College, University of Oxford
Past Course: BEng in Bioengineering, The University of Sheffield, 2016

Catherine is keen on using technology to explore the convoluted systems in biology. Outside of work, she is involved in Engineers Without Borders, guitar playing and painting.

You can find her on her personal website, and LinkedIn.

Inga Koneczny

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Past Course: DPhil in Clinical Neurology, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, 2014

Inga enjoys her travelling postdoc life, which brought her from the UK to the US, the Netherlands and back to her home country Austria. She is usually found studying autoimmune diseases of the neuromuscular junction by day, and singing in choirs or playing the viola in orchestras by night.

Find her on ResearchGate.

Maria Ordovas-Montanes

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience, Doctoral Training Partnership
Past Course: BA in Biology and Community Health, Tufts University, 2015

Maria spends her day at the lab bench investigating host-pathogen interactions and listening to podcasts, and moonlights as a rock climber and Daily Info reviewer.

Linda van Bijsterveldt

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Oncology, University College, Oxford University
Past Course: MSc by Research in Oncology, Oxford University 2017 & BSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leiden University 2016

Linda is working on new treatments to target genome instability in cancer. She dedicates the majority of her spare time to rowing and enjoys al fresco dining in the summer months.