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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3fPvQLXlD8
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’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSVEV5NDzzE&t=177s
Steve Cross on sexuality and magnets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMHzesJSgo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aimee_e27 and https://twitter.com/DrJiggsBowson
Dr Jiggs Bowson’s Charming Science Friends – The Nightingale Room, Brighton – 26/11/16
Agony Auncles of Science – The Harrison, London – 22/11/16
Scarier Than Fiction – The Harrison, London – 1/11/16
Science Showoff – Star of Kings, London – 20/9/16
Science Showoff – Star of Kings, London – 22/2/16