PhD Networking+

This year, we are excited to host a brand-new free event for PhD students. If you are exploring your career options after completing your PhD, we invite you to join us at the Colours Hoxton venue in London. Our diverse panel of speakers will share their post-PhD journeys, providing valuable insights into the different paths available to you.

Our goal is to provide an informative and stimulating experience for attendees, with accomplished speakers delivering talks in a relaxed and engaging environment. You will have the opportunity to network with fellow PhD students over food and drinks, and hopefully gain some clarity about your career choices or discover entirely new pathways.       

Meet the speakers:       

Dr Mhairi Towler      
Founder of Vivomotion     

Dr. Towler is a scientist and founder of the award-winning animation production company, Vivomotion. With a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Dundee, Mhairi's postdoctoral work took her to San Francisco and back to Dundee, where she became a founder member and Co-chair of the College of Life Sciences Postdoctoral Association. She will be talking about life after PhD and her entrepreneurial experience both in the UK and internationally.


Dr Sam Lucas     
Researcher at the University of Birmingham      

Dr. Sam Lucas is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Environmental Physiology at the University of Birmingham. His research programme focuses on studying brain vascular health, particularly in the context of exercise and environmental stressors. Dr Lucas will present his research journey and the experiences that have shaped his research career to date, as well as pass on some ‘tips and tricks’ to support the first steps for an early career researcher.



Dr Lewis Mattin      
Lecturer at the University of Westminster      

Dr. Lewis Mattin is a Lecturer in Human Physiology at the University of Westminster. Interestingly, his higher education began after a failed dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer. Despite this setback, he completed his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he investigated the effects of exercise on gastrointestinal function, appetite, and metabolic regulation, and has participated in a plethora of roles in a University setting. He is passionate about diversity and different perspectives that are crucial for building new ideas and solving problems. He will be delivering a thought provoking talk about his experience in his extensive teaching career.



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Dr. Lewis Mattin 

University of Westminster


Dr Sam Lucas

University of Birmingham


Dr Mhairi Towler



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The event will take place on the 21st of June in the Colours Hoxton Club - 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, United Kingdom and is free to attend.
Food and refreshments will be provided. 

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