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Megan Hanlon

Megan Hanlon

Ireland Director

An enthusiastic immunologist, passionate about synovial tissue macrophages. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Rheumatology, TCD. Science communication has become my great love over the past few years, I also run a weekly scicomm podcast ‘Unravelling Science’.

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney

Ireland Director

"You don't go to a science museum and get handed a pamphlet on electricity! You go to the science museum and you put your hand on a metal ball, and your hair sticks straight up. And you know science." - MGS

Benjamin Cochain

Benjamin Cochain

Outreach Manager

An erstwhile Earth Scientist, I now teach science to teenagers during the day and preach science to everyone else during my free time. Today, science literacy is crucial, so I’m looking forward to bringing the latest Irish research to you!

Ashleigh Gorman

Ashleigh Gorman

Website and Evaluation Manager

Degree in Sociology/Criminology but now focus on optimizing healthcare for older people. Science isn't limited to what happens in a lab, I want people to see the importance of social and behavioural science. Outside of this, you can find me in forests or up the mountains with my 3 black labradors.

Maria Vittoria Marra

Maria Vittoria Marra

Growth Manager

Marine biology has been the centre of my world since I was 14. This has led me to get a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in marine biology and ecology back home in Italy and eventually to move to Ireland to follow the main target of my interest in the last years, i.e. sponges!

Aishwarya Vishwanathan

Aishwarya Vishwanathan

Communication and Marketing Manager

As an M.Sc. Immunology graduate from TCD, I study the conversation between our bodies and the bugs that affect our health. This career path helped me understand science that is so relevant in our everyday lives. With the PoS team, I am super excited to bring such science to everyone this year!

Jess Franklin

Jess Franklin

Cork Chapter Manager

A geologist turned science engagement and communication enthusiast! My most recent research looked at the public perception of geoscientists in Ireland. I have always been fascinated at how science can teach us not only about the planet we live on but the universe beyond our home.

Anna Wedderburn

Anna Wedderburn

Dublin Chapter Manager

I have a BA in Immunology, and an MSc in Science and Health Communication. I'm all about how lifestyle affects us both physically and mentally. There's so much science behind all of this, but the information isn't reaching the wider community.

Romina Pezzoli

Romina Pezzoli

Regional Chapter Manager

Polymer Research Engineer at the Applied Polymer Technologies Gateway in Athlone IT. I do polymers and sustainability. Passionate about packaging technology and dedicated to developing environmentally friendly solutions.