Alison Campbell

Senior University of Waikato biological sciences lecturer Dr Alison Campbell is well known in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for promoting science to community groups and school students. She has been nicknamed the skull lady by secondary school students after her presentations on human evolution. Dr Campbell established Cafe Scientifique in Hamilton as part of an effort to encourage the community to discuss scientific issues. She has also launched BioBlog website to support secondary school biology students and teachers preparing for exams. That blog is syndicated right here on Sciblogs. Alison is on Twitter @AcampbelTeacher

whence the nucleus? - BioBlog

Nov 22, 2009

One of the deepest divisions among living things is the split between prokaryote and eukaryote cells. In eukaryote cells, the chromosomes are enveloped in a layer of phospholipids - these cells have a 'true' nucleus surrounded by a nuclear membrane,...

what’s in the water? - BioBlog

Nov 20, 2009

Procrastinating like crazy, I've just come across an interesting post over on Science-Based Medicine. It's about the hazards associated with water births (sometimes promoted as a 'natural' way to deliver a baby...). I've wondered before about the sense of delivering...

things that go BANG! - BioBlog

Nov 16, 2009

No, this has nothing whatsoever to do with biology... well, that's not quite true - there's an exploding whale included :-)I remember that one year, early in my secondary schooling (yes, a loooong time ago!), there was a rumour that...