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National Postdoc Conference 2023 – Speakers

Dr Jess Wade

Jess is an Imperial College Research Fellow investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials. Broadly speaking, her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. She currently works in SPIN-Lab at Imperial, which is led by Professor Sandrine Heutz

Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and since the start of 2018 has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day.

Dr Lucy Bradnock

Dr Lucy Bradnock is Reader in Modern And Contemporary Art History and Vice-Dean for Research at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and is Editor of the journal Art History. She was previously Associate Professor and Researcher Academy Faculty Lead at the University of Nottingham, in which role she oversaw postgraduate researcher development for the Faculty of Arts. Lucy’s expertise lies in American art, art criticism, and curating from 1950 to the present day, with a particular interest in cultural regionalism and narratives of the American west; performance, protest, and participatory art; and the role of ecological and ecocritical methods in U.S. art history.

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