I'm a great believer in ‘if you can see it, then you can be it’. So I wanted to really provide a role model for young women in STEM, because I feel like there's not a lot of representation for working class young women in science. I wanted young people to look at me and say ‘she’s from a working-class background and she’s got a strong scouse accent and if she’s a scientist then I can be too’.” 

In this week’s episode of The G Word #sciencepodcast, our CEO Chris Wigley is joined by Holly Ellis, Clinical Scientist in Genomics. On a mission to break stereotypes, Holly is the founder of ‘The Scouse Scientist’, a YouTube channel dedicated to demonstrating that science is for all, and in 2019 she completed the NHS Scientist Training Programme, including a MSc in Clinical Sciences (Genomics) from The University of Manchester. 

Today Holly talks about her early career, her YouTube channel and getting more young people into STEM. She also discusses Rosalind Franklin and her commitment to breaking stereotypes.  

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