HeadshotAmara Chukwu (@amaratweets) /Co-Founder

After completing a PhD in Microbiology and Food Science,  Amara is developing her career in academia – providing teaching and learning solutions in UK FE and HE Institutions as well as conducting research in Food Microbiology. Amara believes in the combined power of education, mentoring and relationships as essential tools for building successful careers. ‘Ignorance can hurt more than sticks and stones.’

Amara spent 5 years working with a team of early career scientists planning and executing career development events for early career researchers which enabled her gain unique insight into skills and knowledge ‘gaps’ which can stand between ECRs and their professional goals. Having taught in Higher Education for a number of years and talking to scores of bewildered ‘soon to graduate’ students, the idea of APH was born after many long conversations with Dr Adukwu!

Amara is particularly interested in promoting scientific careers to young people and regularly takes up opportunities to speak at careers fairs and engage with the public about science. I am always happy to have a conversation. Our most powerful learning encounters come via dialogue. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

IMG-20151108-WA0011Emmanuel Adukwu (@EmmanuelAdukwu)/Co- Founder

Emmanuel is a PhD graduate in Microbiology with an earlier background in Biomedical Science. He has over ten years professional experience in academia (Higher Education and Further Education), Industry and other professional organisations in the UK. Emmanuel is a highly skilled professional and is currently involved in International development and partnership work in Africa, career development for students and graduates and widening participation activities.

He is a member of a number of professional organisations and also a member of the Voice of Young Science (VOYS) network. Emmanuel is interested in all aspects of development through skills development, empowerment and mentorship.

You might find me talking science or careers and skills development. I am always happy to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and explore mutual interests. Connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.