Stephanie G Zihms

Lecturer in Researcher Development – Always a Geoscientist


I’m a Lecturer in Researcher Development at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and joined their UWS Academy in November 2018. I have been engaged with researcher development since 2016 when I started the Postdoc Forum at Heriot-Watt University. In my new role at UWS I’m supporting researchers in their development by providing training, opportunities to develop new skills and research how to best support early career researchers.

My background is in geoscience and I have a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering. After my PhD I worked as a researcher for the British Geological Survey before deciding to go back into academia for a postdoc and worked at Heriot-Watt University from January 2015 to November 2018.

I am also very interested in science outreach and joined Native Scientist in 2015 to engage with the German community in Edinburgh and east Scotland. In addition I take part in one off outreach events like Soapbox Science, PubhD or Bright Club.


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