Challenging traditional perspectives.
Whether she's taking jelly moulds into schools to teach children about brain function or taking bubbles onto the streets of Cardiff to teach the public about research, Emma is determined to help us see science differently.
Emma is on a mission to make science accessible and inclusive to different audiences and, in doing so, to change traditional perspectives of what science is and who scientists really are. As you will hear, her passion for research and how it is communicated is infectious, and her willingness to stand out from the crowd and be different is utterly inspirational.
In this warm, funny and deeply honest conversation, award-winning science communicator and senior lecturer, Dr Emma Yhnell, shares how her story began with the upsetting childhood realisation that doctors can’t fix everything. As her interest in science and research grew, so did her calling to be a different type of scientist - untangling the academically technical and translating it into entertaining, relevant and accessible content.
A woman on many missions, Emma is now teaching and inspiring the next generation of budding scientists to find and communicate the message at the heart of however they go on to change the world too.
This episode is for anyone who has an important message to communicate and would like some inspiration to overcome their resistance and speak out. It’s also for anyone looking for an incredible STEM role model!
MORE ABOUT MY GUEST: DR EMMA YHNELL
Dr Emma Yhnell is an award-winning science communicator and senior lecturer based at Cardiff University. Emma is a respected academic who has built a reputation for her ability to untangle the academically technical and translate it into entertaining, relevant and accessible content. She is a writer and regular contributor to local radio and television as well as a commentator for the Science Media Centre.
Emma’s full bio and contact details can be found on her personal guest page.
ABOUT YOUR HOST: SUE REVELL
Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world. With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see. Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.
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Senior Lecturer & Science Communicator
Dr Emma Yhnell is an award-winning science communicator and senior lecturer based at Cardiff University. Emma is a respected academic who has built a reputation for her ability to untangle the academically technical and translate it into entertaining, relevant and accessible content.
As a first generation academic, she sees it as her aim to change the typical image of academia, to make science more open, honest and fun.
She is a writer and regular contributor to local radio and television as well as a commentator for the Science Media Centre.
Emma is passionate about sharing her knowledge and changing the minds of people who nervously think ‘science isn’t for me.’