29 Aug Why Science Needs People Who Cry | Dr Emily Grossman | TEDxUCL
Dr. Emily Grossman is a well-known figure in the movement to promote gender equality and diversity in science and to inspire the next generation of pioneering scientists. She was recently attacked on social media for saying on national TV that it’s OK for female scientists to cry. In this talk Emily shares her experiences and discusses the need to dispel the outdated stereotype of the cold, unemotional scientist. She explores how important it is for scientists, both male and female, to connect with their feelings, and demonstrates how emotional openness can lead to three Cs: Compassion, Collaboration and Creativity – qualities that she believes lie at the heart of great scientific discovery.
Dr. Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster and educator. Emily teaches maths and science, explains science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes, and gives talks in schools and universities. She is best known as an expert on Sky1’s fact-based celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, hosted by Lee Mack. www.emilygrossman.co.uk @DrEmilyGrossman
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