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6 March

OV feature in The Oxford Scientist

Congratulations to OV and former Head of School, Alice Evans (S 11-18) who has just had her first article published on The Oxford Scientist’s website! The Oxford Scientist is Oxford University’s foremost science magazine and is entirely student led with features from both undergraduates and postgraduates. Alice is currently studying Biomedical Science at the University of Oxford so it is wonderful to see her work being recognised in this way.

This article is named, ‘Got a bad feeling in your stomach?’ and explores the link between particular gut bacteria and their role in influencing mental health. Alice explains the development of this research and how this knowledge could be used to produce new treatments such as specific prebiotics for depression and anxiety in the future.

Alice writes, “That’s the first piece I’ve written for The Oxford Scientist but I have also submitted one for the next magazine issue about current immune therapies in cancer and am writing another piece celebrating women in STEM to mark International Womens’ Day. I’ve also written a feature on Alzheimer’s and our sense of self for the Oxford Medical School Gazette which will be published later this term.

One of my goals is to one day become a science journalist so this has been great experience and has taught me a lot about scientific writing in general.”

We look forward to reading more of Alice’s fascinating articles in the future and you can read this article here.

OV Alice Evans 2020 photo