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Women in SET blogs

Women scientists, technicians, engineers, architects and others are out there blogging.
This list is a sample of what is going on. There are a lot of women in SET bloggers: most listed here include links to other women bloggers.
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  • Look at the useful links for anyone setting up or developing a blog.
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  • Visit our eportfolio pages to find out how some women in SET are using the web to support their studies and professional development.

Women in SET blogs


A different wavelength by Sarah Fletcher, UK

Technical writer and web manager for Diamond Light Source.

All in the mind by Natasha Mitchell, Australia

Natasha is a science / health journalist, radio host and producer.

Baxt by Barbara Baxt, UK

A journalist, with a MSc in Science Communication, working as a reporter at Research Fortnight. 

Brain Duck by anonymous, UK

'Psychology geek tries to explain a few things.'

Constructive Women by Sandi Rhys Jones, UK

A passionate advocate for the construction and engineering industry and a member of UKRC’s governing body.

Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Sandra Porter, US

“I am a microbiologist and molecular biologist turned tenured biotech faculty turned bioinformatics scientist turned entrepreneur. My passion is developing instructional materials for 21st century biology.” 

Dr Snowboard by Liza Brooks, UK

An engineering student specialising in advanced snowboard design.

Editor’s blog by Corie Lok, US

The editor of Nature Network blogs on Boston science news. "I'm also interested in science careers, young scientist issues, the intersection of science and the public, social networking, and Web 2.0 and science.”


Envirodigital: get digital. be greener.  by Hannah Rudman, UK

Hannah's blog is about organisations developing digitally and using digital technologies to be greener.

FemaleScienceProfessor by anonymous, US

“I am a full professor in a physical sciences field at a large research university. I am married and have a young child. I have the greatest job in the world, but this will not stop me from noting some of the more puzzling and stressful aspects of my career.”

From the blogosphere by Maxine Clarke, UK

Maxine is an editor at Nature, the scientific journal. She also runs Nature Publishing Group’s authors’ and reviewers’ website (Nautilus) and Peer to Peer (the blog about peer review).

GirlyGeekdom by various women, UK

A site based around technology, events, women and all things geeky. 

Humans in Science by Alethea, France

Alethea is an American biologist who has been living in France since 1994.

I'm a scientist by Sophia Collins, UK

Blog for "I'm a scientist, get me out of here" event to encourage scientists to engage in science communication with schools.

Joanna Scott’s blog UK

Joanna works in the Web Publishing department at Nature. She works on Second Nature, Nature’s island in Second Life. 

LabLife by Anna Kushnir, US

‘A discussion and dissection of a most unique workplace environment - the laboratory.’ By a graduate in virology who is moving to web publishing and online networking, based at the Nature Network offices in Boston.

Lady Geek by Belinda Parmar, Elisabeth Kelan, Rebecca Armstrong, UK

Blogging about gender, diversity, technology and marketing. 'We specialise in helping technology brands to connect with women.'

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted) by GrrlScientist, US

The adventures of GrrlScientist, a female evolutionary biologist / ornithologist and freelance writer who lives in New York City. 

Math-Mama by Dr. Snezana Lawrence, UK

A maths teacher and historian and 'math-mama to those who love maths' records her 'wondering across  the wonderful mathematical landscapes'. 

Mind the Gap by Jennifer Rohn, UK

‘Adventures in the London sci-lit-art scene...and occasionally beyond’ Jennifer is a post-doctoral cell biologist at University College London; a freelance science writer, editor and journalist; novelist; biotechnology consultant and the founder and editor of magazine. 

Nothing shocks me, I’m a scientist by Angela Saini, UK

“I'm not actually a scientist ... I'm a journalist and science writer. The name of my blog comes from the film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

Now what was I doing? by Jane B, UK

"I'm a female scientist with an academic post in a northern city in England. I'm single and share a small house in a market town with a 'second-hand' middle-aged and opinionated cat (Furball4)."

Science and the media by Fiona Fox, UK

Fiona is Director of the Science Media Centre.

ScienceWomen by Alice Pawley and ScienceWoman, US

Alice is an assistant professor in engineering education, ScienceWoman is a first-year assistant professor in an '-ology'. They blog about the intersection of science and real life. 

See Jane compute by Jane, US

Jane is an assistant professor in a computing field. In her blog she ‘navigates the tenure track, deals with gender issues, figures out how to be a parent, and tries to have some semblance of a life’. 

The Beagle Project Blog by Karen James, UK

Karen is one of a team aiming to build a sailing replica of HMS Beagle in 2009. “An icon of scientific progress, she will circumnavigate the globe in Darwin's wake, crewed by aspiring scientists and researchers.”

The Brain Blog by Louann Brizendine, US

A practicing clinician, author and commentator who specialises in the relationship dynamics that result from the neurobiology of male and female brains.

The Ethical Palaentologist by Julia, UK

A palaeontology student living in West London funding my own part-time PhD because it's cheaper than going full-time.”

The Keeper of the Snails by Clare Dudman, UK

A scientist, writer and novelist.

Thus Spake Zuska by Suzanne E Franks, US

Zuska, Goddess of Science, Empress of Engineering, and Avenging Angel of Angry Women, will tell you what everyone is thinking but is afraid to say.

Why mice sing by Michelle Farran, Australia

A geologist and artist. "I have a fickle interest in politics, international and environmental law and I am an avid reader of anything… I am also obsessed with the sea.”

WITsend by Computer Weekly, UK

Blogging for and about women in IT.

Women in Planetary Science Blog by various women, US

Women make up half the bodies in the solar system. Why not half the scientists? Lots of links to other blogs.

Women in Science by Peggy, US

A blog dedicated to women in science and engineering, past and present. Lots of useful links.
Work Blog by Bronwen Dekker, UK
Bronwen commissions and edit manuscripts for the new online journal ‘Nature Protocols’. She blogs, mainly but not always, about her experience as an editor.

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