Postdocalypse Podcast

Postdocalypse was started by a group of King's College London PhD students, who wanted to share their passion for science with the general public. Episodes are published monthly. 

As part of this, I took on various roles including host, editor, producer, panel member and guest. You can follow us on Twitter @Postdocalypse18 and listen to our episodes on your podcast platform of choice (Soundcloud, iTunes, Podbean etc). 

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 STEM for Britain 

Was accepted to take part in STEM for Britain 2019 , a scientific poster competition in the House of Commons, where I presented my work on maternal stress and early brain development to Members of Parliament.

Discussing my research with Plymouth MP Luke Pollard

Writing for general audience

Lautarescu, A (2018). Harmonics of the mind. The Psychologist, 31, 78.

Skype a scientist

Took part in "Skype a scientist", an initiative that matches scientists with classrooms around the world for Q&A sessions that cover scientific expertise and what it's like to be a scientist.

MRC Festival of Science 2017

As part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research, the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) at King's College London welcomed 550 school children and their teachers. I ran an EEG stand, where children had the opportunity to learn about brain activity through fun games including racing toy cars using EEG caps. 

Policy making - Royster Global Fellows

Member of Royster Global Fellows. Working in partnership with students from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and King's College London on a white paper which discusses the role of a civic university. This white paper is the result of a 3-day conference which included engagement with Black Cultural Archives London, South London Citizens, The Science Gallery London, and London Air Quality Network. 

In 2019, I attended a second conference on the topic of "Borders". Output tbc.

Down syndrome Open Day - CIDDRG Research Group - 2015

As part of the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG) Open Day (March 2015), I engaged with members of the local community and study participants as part of an event organised for Down syndrome day. I had the opportunity to explain my research findings to participants with Down syndrome and their carers and to talk to them about the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease. 

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CONTACT:

Email                        alexandra.lautarescu@kcl.ac.uk

Twitter                     @AleLautarescu 

Correspondence      Centre for Developing Brain 

                                  King's College London 

                                  1st floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital 

                                  London, SE1 7EH

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