Knowledge for a sustainable world

Dr Sarah Arnold

Senior Lecturer - Insect Behaviour and Ecology

Why or how did you get into science?

At school I realised I was good at science in general, but biology in particular enthused me, and I realised I wanted a pathway that was more curiosity-driven than medicine/veterinary science. So, I applied to study Natural Sciences at university, eventually specialising in Plant Science.

Dr Aurelie Bechoff

Senior Research Fellow & Food Tecnologist

Why or how did you get into science?

At school, I was always torn between science and literature, but then I moved towards science and biology for my baccalaureate (A level in France) and carried on in the science field at university.

Tania Martinez Cruz

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Anthropology / Public Health / Development Studies

Why or how did you get into science?

I grew up in a rural community in Oaxaca, Mexico where creativity was probably driven by the resources, but also the limitations we had. My parents were indigenous teachers, which basically means they taught children to speak and read using both our native language Mixe and Spanish.

Associate Professor Lora Forsythe

Associate Professor in Gender, Inequalities and Food Systems

Why or how did you get into science?

My parents really encouraged my brother, sister, and I to be curious about the world and to care about society.  This foundation, and an inspiring teacher, encouraged me to go to university, when many of my peers were not doing so, to study in the social sciences to understand how societies work and how they relate to the environment.