Relaunch of EuroScientist

EuroScience has appointed two new co-editors of EuroScientist who will be developing this publication into a leading voice in European science. You can expect news and opinion on key issues in science and science policy. As well as articles from the editors, there will be guest pieces from experts across Europe and we welcome pitches for articles from individuals or topic suggestions.

You can now follow EuroScientist on Twitter.

Contact the editors at editor@euroscientist.com.

Simon Schneider, co-editor of EuroScientist

SimonIn 2002, Simon finished his studies on Geophysics with his Diploma-thesis at Frankfurt’s Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. Upon graduating, he started to conduct public relations programs, first for the Institute of Geophysics and later for the Department of Earth Sciences at Frankfurt University. The initiation of the geoscience liaison-office “Geo-Agentur” by Simon was based on intense networking and public relations efforts.

Among others, Simon has been involved with the science fair “Market of Geosciences”, educational projects, interpretive programs and, of course, press and media releases. In 2005 Simon moved to Potsdam where he was appointed to the Research and Development Program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN. Within the coordination office, Simon is responsible for public relations and education. Some major projects are travelling exhibitions on geoscientific themes like Remote Sensing with Satellites – the most recent exhibition.

In 2009 Simon got certified as a public relations counselor by the University for Management and Communications in Potsdam. One of his major skills is to develop public relations stategies. As a member of the former Public Information Committee of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which will become the Outreach Committee in 2010, and as a member of the European Geoscience Union (EGU), the German Geophysical Society (DGG), the German Geoscience Union (DGG) and the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), he is able to maintain a tight network of geoscience experts and beyond.

Simon lives in Potsdam, Germany, is married to a taxidermist, and is proud father of two year old Emily and three year old Paul.

Simon once lived at the top of a volcano in Hawaii working as a park ranger.

Leila Sattary, co-editor of EuroScientist

leila1-miniLeila Sattary works on higher education policy and administration and also is a freelance science writer.

Based in Oxford, UK, Leila develops knowledge exchange strategy at the University of Oxford to support academic collaboration with industry and policy makers through support for academic funding, industry liaison events and showcasing of research impact.

She writes regularly for Chemistry World and Laboratory News science magazines and blogs for Research Fortnight and Lay Scientist. In the past she has written for many other science magazines and blogs including Science. With a particular interest in science policy, she often focuses on policy developments in the UK including issues around research impact and peer review. She has also been published in two popular science books.

Leila graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 2008 with a Masters in Physics. Immediately after graduating, Leila started work at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as a portfolio manager. She has also worked on short research projects at the Universities of Oxford, Glasgow and St Andrews as well as writing for science magazines since 2006.

Leila is very interested in science communication. She has continued to support science outreach by becoming a STEM Ambassador and a STEM Challenges judge for the South East of England She also is assistant co-orindator of the Oxfordshire Science Festival and eMentor for young people interested in science careers through Big Bang Blogs.

You can read more about Leila on her website.

In her spare time, Leila practices the art of fire spinning.

Leila Sattary

Leila is a freelance science writer specialising in science funding and research policy. She is a former editor of EuroScientist. She writes for a variety of online and print journals including news and features for Chemistry World, her Lab Rant column for Laboratory News and many more. In her day job she works as a Project Officer at the University of Oxford with particular interest in research policy, knowledge exchange and impact.
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