Dr Katerina JohnsoN
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE & SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR
I love all of biology, in all its complexity and ingenuity… and I also love researching, talking and writing about it! Nothing’s too complex, it’s all in the way you explain it, and I believe anything can be understandable, engaging and fun!
I am particularly interested in the ways in which the gut can affect how we think, feel and behave. My PhD focused on the science of ‘that gut feeling’ where I studied the interactions between our gut microbes (known as the gut microbiome) and the brain and behaviour. I have since continued research on the intricate relationship between our gut and brain and I am part of several expert government panels directing future research in this field and wider science policy.
Research in the biological sciences is moving faster than ever so I think it’s important for the public to be aware of the latest scientific findings and their implications; both for how we live our lives and understanding the nature of who we are.
I actively engage with the media and press, and I also love speaking to live audiences!