Museum researcher. Space enthusiast. Celebrator of undertold science stories.
Hi! I’m Ellie, and I’m interested in making STEM spaces more equitable.
My doctoral research at UCL looks at who is represented in space science galleries in three London museums. I use queer feminist approaches to focusing on representations of gender and sexuality, but I also look at which scientists, science, politics, economics and justifications are present in these galleries.
I believe that academic research should reach more people than just those who read journal articles and books, so I’ve worked on tours, mini zines, stand-up sets and podcasts to share the information beyond my academic departments. I’m also interested in how art fields interact with cultural constructions of Science, and co-run an Art and/or Science Reading group, and develop exhibitions.
Additionally, I have experience leading programmes in a variety of educational settings. At UCL I am a postgraduate teaching assistant for social science undergraduates, and work on UCL Widening Participation projects including Summer Schools, the Summer Challenge and the Realising Opportunities programme for STEM and social science subjects. I work in formal STEM education, tutoring Maths, Chemistry and the IB Theory of Knowledge course at sixth-form level. I also have professional informal science education experience as an Explainer at the Science Museum (London), a mediator at the Science Gallery London, a lead organiser at Pint of Science, and in the Edinburgh and Cheltenham Science Festivals.
This website features some of my highlights of the work I’ve done. If you’d like to read a full CV, you can find one here.