Dr Andreia de Almeida

Welcome! I’m Andreia and here you can find more about my research and science in general. Also, you’ll 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.

As an early career scientist, who is passionate about communicating science, I am involved in different activities. In my research, I am interested in understanding the tumour microenvironment and how this helps tumours grow. However, other than a scientist, I am also a crafter, so I want to bring a creative side to science and research. Hence, I started the public engagement project Science Stitches – Communicating Science through Fashion. Similarly, 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.


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

Science Stitches
Science Stitches

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

SciComm & Public Engagement
SciComm & Public Engagement

Here you can find more about my Public Engagement activities, as well as Science Communication resources. Also, you can find more information on the Native Scientist initiative.

Latest blog posts

On my blog, I write about a variety of subjects, from science to crafts. Below, you can find my latest blog posts.


The women in my (scientific) life

After a lengthy discussion on social media yesterday, with a woman, who didn’t understand what’s wrong with a 100%-male panel on communications workshop, organised for women on International Woman’s day, I thought I’d write about the female influences in my scientific life. My mom’s dream was to be a surgeon. Unfortunately, being born during a…

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The meaning behind my PhD thesis cover

In different parts of the world, PhD thesis and a PhD defence can have different formats. From private to public defences, very small or bigger jury panel, classic blue and gold thesis and very few copies, or very personal “book-style” thesis and hundreds of copies. In my case, I did my PhD at the University…

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