The team behind Research Aether hopes you will follow us as we hand pick exciting projects and update you quarterly on the most pressing questions for the UK, European and global scientific communities.
In our first issue, we hear from the United Nations on the question of Open Access, and from industry on how to shorten the time in which research can translate into real-world technology.
As well as an investigation into the ongoing saga of whether the UK will have access to the Horizon Europe funding programme, we also have a special feature on the continued efforts to get more girls and young women interested in the STEM subjects, including in-depth interviews with two eminent female scientists discussing a range of subjects.
This issue of Aether closes with three articles dedicated to the state of conservation across the continent, including the Affric Highlands rewilding project and the story of recent attempts to reintroduce beavers into Scotland after an absence of over 400 years.
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Andrea Hinwood (B.Sc., M.AppSc., PhD) is an environmental scientist with expertise in environmental exposures and impacts on human health. Prior to coming to UNEP, Andrea served as the first Chief Environmental Scientist at the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in Victoria, Australia. In this role, she developed and implemented programs to enhance EPA’s role as an evidence-based scientific organisation and to prevent pollution and waste impacts on communities and the environment.
Claus is responsible for the R&D laboratory for Vestas Aircoil and has recently coordinated the InDEStruct project which partnered with the University of Southampton in order to support four Early Stage Researchers employed on the project working in a highly multi-disciplinary environment, covering a range of scientific specialisms.
Rebecca’s research objectives are to understand the mechanisms underlying the intergenerational transmission of mental health and to translate this into preventative interventions. In order to investigate this area she takes a multidisciplinary approach combining detailed neuro-psychological and developmental investigations with large scale epidemiological studies and health care research. She recently led a ERC funded program of work in this area including partnerships in South Africa and Brazil.
Aether is a new digital service that shares insights from our greatest scientific minds and industrial pioneers for society to learn from. Discoveries are found through the Aether, and not just published.
Aether : Issue 1 : August 2022