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Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

September 10, 2020

Welcome to Episode two of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University.

Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You know, the day to day stuff.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to www.aston.ac.uk for more information.

In episode 2, we’re meeting Dr Rebecca Knibb, of Aston University’s School of Psychology.

Rebecca researches the psychology of allergies, and looks at ways people who suffer with intolerances and other conditions such as asthma can life happier, more confident lives. It’s something which affects millions of people throughout the UK, and can make the most simple activities, like getting on a bus or buying a coffee, a daily ordeal.

Rebecca’s work focusses on helping these people, and their families, as well as assisting in research into future therapies which could potentially save lives, as well as a huge amount of stress and anxiety.

If you're listening to this and you're maybe inspired to learn more about these scientists' fields or STEM courses in general, head to aston.ac.uk for more information.

Pint of Aston episode 2

 

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