About

Dr William Cawthorn

Will is a Principle Investigator at the University of Edinburgh in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science. His research focuses on exploring novel roles of bone marrow adipose tissue in health and disease. Will is passionate about research culture, science policy and communication, and is a strong supporter of the Edinburgh Open Research Initiative.

Contact: w.cawthorn[at]ed.ac.uk


Bengü Kalo

Bengü is a research assistant at the Middle East Technical University in the Sensory Processes Lab. Her research focuses on the ways we utilize our sensory system to perceive the world; vision in particular. Bengü is a working group member and the blogger of the Edinburgh ReproducibiliTea (https://reproducibilitea.org).

Contact: B.Kalo[at]sms.ed.ac.uk


Laura Klinkhamer

Laura is a second-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in the Department of Psychiatry and the Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group. Her research focuses on cancer-related pain, cognition, depression and (f)MRI. Laura is the co-founder/organiser of Edinburgh ReproducibiliTEA (https://reproducibilitea.org).

Contact: l.klinkhamer[at]sms.ed.ac.uk


Niamh MacSweeney

Niamh is a second-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in the Division of Psychiatry. Her research aims to better our understanding of the biological and psychosocial risk factors associated with adolescent depression using large, population-based studies. Niamh is the co-founder/organiser of Edinburgh ReproducibiliTEA (https://reproducibilitea.org).

Contact: niamh.macsweeney[at]ed.ac.uk


Past Members 2019-2021

Dr Ines Boehm

Ines was a final year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, studying the mammalian neuromuscular junction (NMJ), the synapse between nerves and muscles which facilitates movement, in health and disease. Her aim is to help develop animal models better suited to research on human disorders and to bridge existing translational gaps. Ines is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Open Research Initiative, and helped coordinate its directions and efforts.

Contact: ines.boehm[at]ed.ac.uk


Robert Shaw

Rob was a final-year PhD Student at the University of Edinburgh in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science. His research focused on the preclinical testing and validation of a novel radiotracer for imaging myelination/remyelination using PET imaging. Rob is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Open Research Initiative, and helped coordinate its directions and efforts.

Contact: r.c.shaw-3[at]sms.ed.ac.uk

Benjamin Thomas

Ben was a final-year PhD Student at the University of Edinburgh in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science. His research focused on sex differences in heart and adipose health, specifically in the context of caloric restriction. Ben is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Open Research Initiative, and coordinated its directions and efforts.

Contact: ben.thomas[at]ed.ac.uk