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A scientist just like me

Introducing children to a diverse range of scientists and people who work in science-related jobs

A Scientist Just Like Me is designed to raise awareness of diversity in science-related jobs and to provide illustrated examples of a wide range of science-based careers. It consists of a series of short slideshows, each one ‘telling the story’ of a particular scientist or person working in a science-related job. The people included share details of their work and their everyday lives, making their stories relatable to children. They describe their job, what they like about it, and the challenges they have faced on their career journeys.

The resources focus on the skills, attitudes and habits that are needed to carry out the work, rather than on any expert knowledge, which may be daunting or seem out of reach to children. At the end of each slideshow, the children are encouraged to imagine and discuss what it might be like to do that job.

The slideshows are intended to be used as discussion prompts, guided by a teacher. They can be used in different ways and for different purposes, for example,

  • to show children an example of someone from a particular ethnic background working in a science job
  • to challenge gender stereotypes about science jobs
  • as part of a science topic that relates to the work of the scientist
  • as stand-alone fifteen minute discussion activities
  • with a small group or the whole class, or in a whole school assembly

Where appropriate, the final slide includes suggestions about possible linked resources that teachers may find useful.

The whole set of slideshows includes people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, and from many different fields of science.

Using the search filter (+ FILTER RESOURCES) a slideshow can be selected on the basis of:

  • Job Type
  • Gender
  • Ethnic heritage
  • Disability
  • STEM Ambassador

Alternatively, you can browse the different primary science topics below this to see job-related slideshows.

Animals

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Animal Behavioural Neuroscientist - Dr Jo Montgomery.pdf [593.34kB]

Animals / Research / Female / White British

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Cell Biologist - Ahna Skop.pdf [3.30MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Ukranian, Lenanese and Eastern Band Cherokee / STEM Ambassador

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Deep Sea Ecologist - Kelsey Archer Barnhill.pdf [881.72kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / Caucasian

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Evolutionary biologist - Dr Kelsey Byers.pdf [823.53kB]

Animals / Plants / Materials / Research / Non-binary / White & other/mixed European / Physical Disability

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Evolutionary biologist - Telma G. Laurentino.pdf [841.51kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White/Iberian European / Physical Disability

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Epigenetics Research Assistant - Laura Benson.pdf [1.34MB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White British

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Ecological entomologist - Dr Ben Woodcock.pdf [1.92MB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / White British

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Immunologist - Emily Charlton.pdf [373.78kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Marine biologist - Dawood Qureshi.pdf [631.91kB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Male / British/South Asian

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Immunologist - Ntombizodwa Makuyana.pdf [1.69MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / African Zimbabwean

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Microbiologist - Amy Pickering.pdf [551.53kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Neurobiologist - Dr Aarti Sehdev.pdf [362.94kB]

Animals / Plants / Research / Female / British Indian

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Polar scientist - Prem Singh Gill.pdf [548.74kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / British Asian

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Poultry Scientist - Tessa Nash.pdf [805.64kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Neuroscientist - Cliona Kelly.pdf [2.66MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Black-mixed

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Veterinary surgeon - Dr Kelly Blacklock.pdf [430.14kB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Virologist - Dr Grace Roberts.pdf [674.44kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Zoologist - Tanesha Allen.pdf [1.51MB]

Animals / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Black American

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Veterinary Surgeon - Daniella Dos Santos.pdf [2.83MB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Virologist - Alexandra Wilson.pdf [6.20MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Microbiologist - Laura Glendinning.pdf [763.61kB]

Animals / Research / Female / White / STEM Ambassador

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Molecular biologist - Letizia Delle Vedove.pdf [4.26MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Caucasian / STEM Ambassador

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Applications Scientist - Dr Yogesh Kumar.pdf [1.37MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Male / Indian

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Palaeobiologist - Emma Dunne.pdf [920.67kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Female / White

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Immunologist - Dr Marie Goepp.pdf [1.08MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White non-British

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Immunologist - Jennifer Shelley.pdf [8.39MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Radiologist and Researcher - Michelle Williams.pdf [0.96MB]

Animals / Medcine / Reserach / Female / White

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Virologist- Nelly Mak.pdf [1.23MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Chinese

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Plants

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Evolutionary biologist - Dr Kelsey Byers.pdf [823.53kB]

Animals / Plants / Materials / Research / Non-binary / White & other/mixed European / Physical Disability

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Ecological entomologist - Dr Ben Woodcock.pdf [1.92MB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / White British

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Marine biologist - Dawood Qureshi.pdf [631.91kB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Male / British/South Asian

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Neurobiologist - Dr Aarti Sehdev.pdf [362.94kB]

Animals / Plants / Research / Female / British Indian

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Plant Biologist- Angie Burnett.pdf [1.07MB]

Plants / Environment and Climate / Resarch / Female / White British

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Environment and Climate

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Atmospheric chemist - Rabi Chhantyal-Pun.pdf [484.39kB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Research / Male / Nepalese, South Asian

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Biogeochemist - Brianna Green.pdf [791.96kB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Research / Female / African American (Black)

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Atmospheric Scientist -Anwar Khan.pdf [1.75MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Computing / Research / Male / Asian

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Computer scientist - Daniel Csimszi.pdf [469.17kB]

Environment and Climate / Computing / Male / White & Other ethnic group

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Deep Sea Ecologist - Kelsey Archer Barnhill.pdf [881.72kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / Caucasian

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Evolutionary biologist - Telma G. Laurentino.pdf [841.51kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White/Iberian European / Physical Disability

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Epigenetics Research Assistant - Laura Benson.pdf [1.34MB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White British

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Ecological entomologist - Dr Ben Woodcock.pdf [1.92MB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / White British

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Earth Scientist - Fangxian Fang.pdf [1.87MB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Computing / Research / Female / Chinese

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Marine biologist - Dawood Qureshi.pdf [631.91kB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Male / British/South Asian

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Mechanical engineer - Danial Azahan.pdf [2.03MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces/ Computing / Engineering / Male / Malay, Asian

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Polar scientist - Prem Singh Gill.pdf [548.74kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / British Asian

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Space Scientist - Dr Karen Aplin.pdf [8.31MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces / Space / Engineering / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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Palaeobiologist - Emma Dunne.pdf [920.67kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Female / White

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Plant Biologist- Angie Burnett.pdf [1.07MB]

Plants / Environment and Climate / Resarch / Female / White British

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Materials

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Analytical chemist - Candy Jiang.pdf [1.13MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / East Asian, Chinese

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Atmospheric chemist - Rabi Chhantyal-Pun.pdf [484.39kB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Research / Male / Nepalese, South Asian

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Atmospheric Scientist -Anwar Khan.pdf [1.75MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Computing / Research / Male / Asian

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Chartered Civil Engineer - Kath Waring.pdf [1.88MB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Bio-technologist - Dr Richa Sharma.pdf [4.37MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / Asian (Indian)

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Civil engineer - Jyoti Sehdev.pdf [712.71kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / British Indian

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Evolutionary biologist - Dr Kelsey Byers.pdf [823.53kB]

Animals / Plants / Materials / Research / Non-binary / White & other/mixed European / Physical Disability

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Forensic genetics researcher - Dr Anastasia Aliferi.pdf [648.15kB]

Materials / Female / White Greek / STEM Ambassador

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Mechanical Engineer - Rafsan Chowdhury.pdf [633.62kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Male / Bangladeshi

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Medicinal Chemistry - Dr Kirsty Anderson.pdf [827.60kB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / White Scottish

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Materials scientist - Pearl Agyakwa.pdf [1.92MB]

Materials / Research / Female / Black African

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Mechanical engineer - Danial Azahan.pdf [2.03MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces/ Computing / Engineering / Male / Malay, Asian

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Water scientist - Dr Alison Parker.pdf [507.29kB]

Materials / Forces / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Water Scientist - Zoe Ayres.pdf [783.93kB]

Materials / Female / White British

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Rocks and Fossils

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Biogeochemist - Brianna Green.pdf [791.96kB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Research / Female / African American (Black)

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Earth scientist - Anjana Khatwa.pdf [1.90MB]

Rocks and Fossils / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / British Asian

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Earth Scientist - Fangxian Fang.pdf [1.87MB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Computing / Research / Female / Chinese

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Palaeobiologist - Emma Dunne.pdf [920.67kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Female / White

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Forces

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Chartered Civil Engineer - Kath Waring.pdf [1.88MB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Civil engineer - Jyoti Sehdev.pdf [712.71kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / British Indian

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Mechanical Engineer - Rafsan Chowdhury.pdf [633.62kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Male / Bangladeshi

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Mechanical engineer - Danial Azahan.pdf [2.03MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces/ Computing / Engineering / Male / Malay, Asian

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Water scientist - Dr Alison Parker.pdf [507.29kB]

Materials / Forces / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Space Scientist - Dr Karen Aplin.pdf [8.31MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces / Space / Engineering / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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Electricity

Light and Sound

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Laser Physicist - Professor Colin Webb.pdf [2.10MB]

Light and Sound / Space / Research / Male / White British

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Space

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Astrophysicist - Emily Rickman.pdf [1.29MB]

Space / Research / Female / White British

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Astrophysicist - Vanessa Emeka-Okafor.pdf [684.73kB]

Space / Reserach / Female / Black British/African

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Solar scientist - Helen Mason.pdf [2.99MB]

Space / Research / Female / White British

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Space scientist - Stephanie Yardley.pdf [2.68MB]

Space / Research / Female / White

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Space Scientist - Dr Karen Aplin.pdf [8.31MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces / Space / Engineering / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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Laser Physicist - Professor Colin Webb.pdf [2.10MB]

Light and Sound / Space / Research / Male / White British

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Computing

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Artificial Intelligence Researcher - Krishna Mooroogen.pdf [1.07MB]

Computing / Male / South Asian

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Atmospheric Scientist -Anwar Khan.pdf [1.75MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Computing / Research / Male / Asian

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Computer scientist - Daniel Csimszi.pdf [469.17kB]

Environment and Climate / Computing / Male / White & Other ethnic group

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Data Scientist - Dr Fiona Reid.pdf [1.54MB]

Computing / Female / White British

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Earth Scientist - Fangxian Fang.pdf [1.87MB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Computing / Research / Female / Chinese

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Machine learning scientist - Kaushik Hatti.pdf [1.99MB]

Computing / Male / Indian

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Mechanical engineer - Danial Azahan.pdf [2.03MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces/ Computing / Engineering / Male / Malay, Asian

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Software Engineer - Edward Thompson.pdf [968.63kB]

Computing / Male / White British / Dyslexia

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Software Engineer - Rebecca Harding.pdf [1.44MB]

Computing / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Engineering

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Chartered Civil Engineer - Kath Waring.pdf [1.88MB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Civil engineer - Jyoti Sehdev.pdf [712.71kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Female / British Indian

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Mechanical Engineer - Rafsan Chowdhury.pdf [633.62kB]

Materials / Forces / Engineering / Male / Bangladeshi

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Mechanical engineer - Danial Azahan.pdf [2.03MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces/ Computing / Engineering / Male / Malay, Asian

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Space Scientist - Dr Karen Aplin.pdf [8.31MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces / Space / Engineering / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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Medicine

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Analytical chemist - Candy Jiang.pdf [1.13MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / East Asian, Chinese

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Biomedical Scientist - Rachael Croft.pdf [488.84kB]

Medicine / Female / White British

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Cell Biologist - Ahna Skop.pdf [3.30MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Ukranian, Lenanese and Eastern Band Cherokee / STEM Ambassador

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Bio-technologist - Dr Richa Sharma.pdf [4.37MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / Asian (Indian)

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Immunologist - Emily Charlton.pdf [373.78kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Medicinal Chemistry - Dr Kirsty Anderson.pdf [827.60kB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / White Scottish

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Immunologist - Ntombizodwa Makuyana.pdf [1.69MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / African Zimbabwean

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Microbiologist - Amy Pickering.pdf [551.53kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Poultry Scientist - Tessa Nash.pdf [805.64kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Neuroscientist - Cliona Kelly.pdf [2.66MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Black-mixed

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Veterinary surgeon - Dr Kelly Blacklock.pdf [430.14kB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Virologist - Dr Grace Roberts.pdf [674.44kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Veterinary Surgeon - Daniella Dos Santos.pdf [2.83MB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Virologist - Alexandra Wilson.pdf [6.20MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Molecular biologist - Letizia Delle Vedove.pdf [4.26MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Caucasian / STEM Ambassador

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Applications Scientist - Dr Yogesh Kumar.pdf [1.37MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Male / Indian

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Immunologist - Dr Marie Goepp.pdf [1.08MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White non-British

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Immunologist - Jennifer Shelley.pdf [8.39MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Radiologist and Researcher - Michelle Williams.pdf [0.96MB]

Animals / Medcine / Reserach / Female / White

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Virologist- Nelly Mak.pdf [1.23MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Chinese

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Research

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Analytical chemist - Candy Jiang.pdf [1.13MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / East Asian, Chinese

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Atmospheric chemist - Rabi Chhantyal-Pun.pdf [484.39kB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Research / Male / Nepalese, South Asian

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Astrophysicist - Emily Rickman.pdf [1.29MB]

Space / Research / Female / White British

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Animal Behavioural Neuroscientist - Dr Jo Montgomery.pdf [593.34kB]

Animals / Research / Female / White British

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Astrophysicist - Vanessa Emeka-Okafor.pdf [684.73kB]

Space / Reserach / Female / Black British/African

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Biogeochemist - Brianna Green.pdf [791.96kB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Research / Female / African American (Black)

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Atmospheric Scientist -Anwar Khan.pdf [1.75MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Computing / Research / Male / Asian

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Cell Biologist - Ahna Skop.pdf [3.30MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Ukranian, Lenanese and Eastern Band Cherokee / STEM Ambassador

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Bio-technologist - Dr Richa Sharma.pdf [4.37MB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / Asian (Indian)

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Deep Sea Ecologist - Kelsey Archer Barnhill.pdf [881.72kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / Caucasian

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Evolutionary biologist - Dr Kelsey Byers.pdf [823.53kB]

Animals / Plants / Materials / Research / Non-binary / White & other/mixed European / Physical Disability

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Evolutionary biologist - Telma G. Laurentino.pdf [841.51kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White/Iberian European / Physical Disability

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Epigenetics Research Assistant - Laura Benson.pdf [1.34MB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Female / White British

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Ecological entomologist - Dr Ben Woodcock.pdf [1.92MB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / White British

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Earth Scientist - Fangxian Fang.pdf [1.87MB]

Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Computing / Research / Female / Chinese

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Immunologist - Emily Charlton.pdf [373.78kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Marine biologist - Dawood Qureshi.pdf [631.91kB]

Animals / Plants / Environment and Climate / Male / British/South Asian

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Medicinal Chemistry - Dr Kirsty Anderson.pdf [827.60kB]

Materials / Medicine / Research / Female / White Scottish

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Materials scientist - Pearl Agyakwa.pdf [1.92MB]

Materials / Research / Female / Black African

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Immunologist - Ntombizodwa Makuyana.pdf [1.69MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / African Zimbabwean

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Microbiologist - Amy Pickering.pdf [551.53kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Neurobiologist - Dr Aarti Sehdev.pdf [362.94kB]

Animals / Plants / Research / Female / British Indian

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Polar scientist - Prem Singh Gill.pdf [548.74kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Research / Male / British Asian

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Poultry Scientist - Tessa Nash.pdf [805.64kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Neuroscientist - Cliona Kelly.pdf [2.66MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Black-mixed

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Solar scientist - Helen Mason.pdf [2.99MB]

Space / Research / Female / White British

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Water scientist - Dr Alison Parker.pdf [507.29kB]

Materials / Forces / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Virologist - Dr Grace Roberts.pdf [674.44kB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Zoologist - Tanesha Allen.pdf [1.51MB]

Animals / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Black American

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Space scientist - Stephanie Yardley.pdf [2.68MB]

Space / Research / Female / White

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Virologist - Alexandra Wilson.pdf [6.20MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Meta-researcher - Emma Wilson.pdf [10.27MB]

Research / Female / White

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Microbiologist - Laura Glendinning.pdf [763.61kB]

Animals / Research / Female / White / STEM Ambassador

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Molecular biologist - Letizia Delle Vedove.pdf [4.26MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Caucasian / STEM Ambassador

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Applications Scientist - Dr Yogesh Kumar.pdf [1.37MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Male / Indian

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Palaeobiologist - Emma Dunne.pdf [920.67kB]

Animals / Environment and Climate / Rocks and Fossils / Female / White

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Immunologist - Dr Marie Goepp.pdf [1.08MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White non-British

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Immunologist - Jennifer Shelley.pdf [8.39MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / White British

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Plant Biologist- Angie Burnett.pdf [1.07MB]

Plants / Environment and Climate / Resarch / Female / White British

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Radiologist and Researcher - Michelle Williams.pdf [0.96MB]

Animals / Medcine / Reserach / Female / White

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Laser Physicist - Professor Colin Webb.pdf [2.10MB]

Light and Sound / Space / Research / Male / White British

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Virologist- Nelly Mak.pdf [1.23MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / Female / Chinese

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STEM Outreach and Communication

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Cell Biologist - Ahna Skop.pdf [3.30MB]

Animals / Medicine / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Ukranian, Lenanese and Eastern Band Cherokee / STEM Ambassador

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Children’s Science Writer and Presenter - Dr Sarah Bearchell.pdf [482.46kB]

STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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Earth scientist - Anjana Khatwa.pdf [1.90MB]

Rocks and Fossils / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / British Asian

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Operations coordinator - Margaret Donald.pdf [513.88kB]

STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White Scottish / Dyslexia / STEM Ambassador

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Science communicator - Caroline Riggs.pdf [2.43MB]

STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Water scientist - Dr Alison Parker.pdf [507.29kB]

Materials / Forces / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Veterinary surgeon - Dr Kelly Blacklock.pdf [430.14kB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White

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Zoologist - Tanesha Allen.pdf [1.51MB]

Animals / Research / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / Black American

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Veterinary Surgeon - Daniella Dos Santos.pdf [2.83MB]

Animals / Medicine / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British / STEM Ambassador

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Science Communicator - Brynley Pearlstone.pdf [5.94MB]

STEM Outreach and Communication / Non-binary / White British

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Science Communicator - Ginny Smith.pdf [5.70MB]

STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British / Physical Disability

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Space Scientist - Dr Karen Aplin.pdf [8.31MB]

Environment and Climate / Materials / Forces / Space / Engineering / STEM Outreach and Communication / Female / White British

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OVERVIEW

The A Scientist Just Like Me resource was created by PSTT Fellows, Kulvinder Johal, Alison Trew and Ali Eley during 2021.

Acknowledgements

We are extremely grateful to all the scientists featured in this resource; we thank them for their time, for sharing their information, and most of all for the enthusiasm and commitment to the aims of the resource.

Development of new slideshows - how to get involved

If you work in a science related career (or know someone else who does) and would like to be included in the resources, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Kulvinder Johal on kulvinder.johal@pstt.org.uk or get in touch via the PSTT office on info@pstt.org.uk.

FURTHER SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Further reading

You can read more about PSTT's A Scientist Just Like Me in Primary Science* (2021) 169, 23-25.

* We are grateful to the Association of Science Education (ASE) for making this article open access.

NUSTEM

NUSTEM supports children, families and teachers to identify how their personal characteristics align with those of people that work in STEM.

Primary careers tool – science: this is a database of over 100 STEM careers sorted by National Curriculum topic in science. Each career includes a simple explanation of the job to support teachers to facilitate discussions with their children.

STEM person of the week: this is a STEM engagement activity that’s been show to reduce children’s stereotypes of science and scientists. With free downloadable resources, it is easy to use with children and can be run with a class or across the whole school.


Safety Notice and Disclaimer


The PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

The PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. The PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. The PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.

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