• Question: what is your plans for the future

    Asked by mordecai3 to Daniela, Hannah, Ian, Jono, Mark on 14 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Jono Bone

      Jono Bone answered on 14 Jun 2013:

      Hi Mordecai3,

      I am studying for a PhD at the moment and that will take at least another year and a half. After that I’m not 100% sure what I want to do. At the moment I think I want to carry on working in a university doing research into human behaviour. I’d quite like to do this in another country, preferably somewhere hot!


    • Photo: Ian Wilson

      Ian Wilson answered on 15 Jun 2013:

      Hi mordecai3,

      I’m doing a PhD at the moment and have just under a year and a half left to finish it. After that, I’m really hoping that I can become a science journalist. I love writing and science, so it makes sense to smush the two together! I also really enjoy talking to people about science like I’m doing with you guys so I’ll probably get involved in science festivals as well if I can.

      What do you fancy doing when you finish school? Your profile doesn’t give much away! 😉


    • Photo: Hannah Brotherton

      Hannah Brotherton answered on 16 Jun 2013:

      My dream is to become a university teacher. I love to teach and talk :). I would also want to teach at schools. We all have a teacher so passionate about their subject, that it gets you interested in it too. I hope I could one day become this type of teacher. But….my absolute dream is to become a science presenter. I want to become to female version of Professor Brian Cox, more about brains than the universe.

      Oh btw I want to live in New York 🙂

    • Photo: Daniela Plana

      Daniela Plana answered on 16 Jun 2013:

      Hi mordecai3!
      Although I’m not 100% sure, I think I want to carry on to teach and keep doing research at University. I really like doing science, but I also like teaching and helping students learn new things!

    • Photo: Mark Hodson

      Mark Hodson answered on 16 Jun 2013:

      Hi Mordecai3,

      my immediate plan is to go to bed soon as it’s rather late. Tomorrow I’m off to Edinburgh to talk to other scientists for three days about whether we are running out of the elements that we need to make things like mobile phones and solar panels and where in the world (or off it on asteroids) we might find more of the metals. Next week I’ll be trying to persuade someone to give me money to find out how the increased number of droughts and floods we’re having is affecting earthworms in the soil – without earthworms soil doesn’t work well and then we can’t grow food. Longer term busy trying to find out how climate change is going to affect our planet.