Aimee Eckert

I am a PhD student at the University of Sussex, researching how cancer cells undergo cell division. I am the co-founder of PubhD Brighton, give talks & demos in secondary schools in Sussex & Kent through STEMNET & enthusiastically leap at any opportunity my university department gives me to talk about science with the public.
Living in the wonderfully eccentric & welcoming city of Brighton has allowed me to explore new possibilities for science communication events. I am especially inspired by the cabaret, burlesque & Drag artists that perform here. This led to the creation of my on-stage alter ego, Dr. Jiggs Bowson. With the help of Steve Cross, Brighton’s first science cabaret starring local & national talent, was born. This event, Dr Jiggs Bowson’s Charming Science Friends has performed sell-out shows in Brighton, London, Cheltenham Science Festival, Green Man Music Festival and British Science Festival.
To relax after all this excitement I enjoy Cuban Salsa dance, drawing and baking.


You can see me make jokes about cancer cells here:

Curious about Dr Jiggs? Have a taster on what these gigs entail with performance clips of:

Scary Boots as ‘Poly Chromatik’ with ‘The Physics of Fabulousness’:

Steve Cross on sexuality and magnets:


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Instagram: @drjiggsbowson


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