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

teaching old cows new tricks - BioBlog

Oct 25, 2009

I originally wrote the material in this post for the Science on the Farm website. It's re-posted here because I thought it might be an interesting extension for those of you currently studying animal behaviour.Automatic milking is an exciting technological innovation...

two ends of the science spectrum - BioBlog

Oct 23, 2009

Today the Science Media Centre carried an item about the just-announced Prime Minister's science prizes (blogged about here by Peter Griffin). These awards (for a top research team, an emerging researcher, the MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year, a science...

swim with the sharks… - BioBlog

Oct 18, 2009

... says the blackboard outside the National Aquarium of New Zealand, over in Napier, Hawkes Bay. It also offers tuatara, kiwi, a cafe... Good for an hour or so of investigation, I thought - I was on my way back...