Job: I study how people make sense of themselves, where these ideas come from and the consequences of using them.
Loves: dancing in a field and eating (not at the same time).
Hates: way young women are encouraged to find fault with themselves.
Job: I teach students in media studies and study videogames and storytelling on the web.
Loves: my twin baby boys, who keep me on my toes 24/7 and make me laugh a lot; playing good games (that aren’t just about shooting and killing).
Hates: how women are turned into mindless sex objects by the media; domestic and other forms of abuse happening to women/girls/children all over the world.
Job: I study how gender, science and our hopes for the future are represented and ask awkward questions about what makes facts factual and what makes fiction fictional.
Loves: North West Highlands of Scotland, reading and talking about reading.
Hates: Obsession with counting and measuring everything.
Dr Alison Mackiewicz
Psychology Researcher at Aberystwyth University
Job: I help other people implement their research projects; I’ve been working on this body image project and next I will be interviewing
couples about surviving cancer.
Loves: exploring everything!
Job: I study how place affects people’s behaviour and health, and how the environment we live in can be modified to improve our health.
Loves: growing my own vegetables & fruits.
Job: I am an independent researcher. I also coordinate Filmteractive, an international event on innovative audiovisual content. In the Digital Fictions project I am involved as a web designer.
Loves: challenges, inspiring people and brilliant new media solutions. And my lovely cat above all.
Hates: excessive modesty women are taught to exhibit from their very early days on.