Dr Andreia de Almeida

A space where science meets creativity

More about me

Welcome, Bem-vind@, Croeso! I’m Andreia and here you can find more about my research and science in general. You’ll also find more on Science Communication, Public Engagement and how to get crafty with science.

What is Science?

Science (English)

[uncountable] knowledge about the structure and behaviour of the natural and physical world, based on facts that you can prove, for example by experiments

Ciência (Português)

Conjunto de conhecimentos fundados sobre princípios certos. Saber, instrução, conhecimentos vastos

Gwyddoniaeth (Cymraeg)

Gwybodaeth am strwythur ac ymddygiad y byd naturiol a ffisegol, yn seiliedig ar ffeithiau y gallwch eu profi, er enghraifft trwy arbrofion.

I am a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences who is passionate about science communication, public engagement and outreach. In my research, I am interested in understanding the tumour microenvironment and how this helps tumours grow. Other than being a scientist, I am also a crafter and want to bring a creative side to science and research. Hence, I started the public engagement project Science Stitches – Communicating Science through Fashion. This project has branched out to a research project, looking at how crafting helps the mental health of medical undergraduate students. I am a project manager for Portuguese (language) in Wales, for the Native Scientist initiative, where we bring science to migrant or second-generation children, in their own language. You can find out more about me and all these projects by following the links below.

Research

Want to find out more about my research interests and what kind of science I do? In addition, you can find my latest publications.

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Science Stitches

Science Stitches is a Wellcome Trust-funded Public Engagement Project, aiming at raising awareness for cancer prevention as well as sustainable fashion.

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SciComm

Here you can find more about my Public Engagement and Outreach activities, as well as Science Communication resources.

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Latest blog posts

Are you sure you’re not creative?
If you have any sort of artistic hobby, you probably have already …
Creativity in Medical Education
Creativity is an escape for many people and has been especially important …
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