Novo Science - Novel science with an interdisciplinary remit to understand and control infectious disease - educational games - public outreach - consultancy

Training & Facilitation

Dr. Pam Cameron has 22 years of practical science experience in a variety of roles including as a bench scientist, line manager, project supervisor, tutor and dissertation marker. 
She is also a keen science communicator believing relevance, metaphor and a sense of excitement are all that's needed for everybody to engage with, and understand, cutting-edge scientific discoveries.


We offer courses in the following areas:

  • Scientific writing:  a half-day course on finding topic-specific literature, critical analysis of  literature and data, avoiding plagiarism, setting scope, aims, objectives and writing scientifically for a particular audience.
  • Crowd funding your research: create an engaging video, write sincerely about how important your research is and enlist the help of your social media network and "Bob's your Uncle" - right?  Sadly, it's not that easy to obtain funds through the plethora of crowd funding websites that are popping up.  This full day course will cover how to create an engaging pitch, offering interesting and unusual rewards for project funders, promotion of your project and how to ensure your backers, and more importantly potential backers, feel emotionally involved with your research.  If all of these criteria are not met, then few will be interested in parting with their hard-earned cash to fund your research.
  • Practical experimentation: hypotheses setting, identification and control of confounding variables, use of positive and negative controls, collaborative working, accurate recording, data presentation and communication.  This half day course will include some group working as you carry out real scientific experiments.
  • Science communication: know your audience, demonstrate relevance, use metaphor and don't "dumb it down".  We'll give you confidence, and practise, in all of these areas so you can start to meet your public engagement commitments.


Please contact us, for more details, and to book.  Courses will be held in Edinburgh (9.30 am - 4.30 pm), or we might be able to come to you.



Tutoring

We offer tutoring via telephone, e-mail and Skype in the following subjects:
  • Biology (plant and animal)
  • Scientific laboratory skills
  • Immunology 
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


Prices vary from £25-£50 an hour, depending on the nature of your requirements (school students will normally be charged at the lower end of the price scale).  Please tell us your specific requirements via the Contact Us form and we'll be in touch to discuss a study plan.

Currently teaching with the Open University

Currently lecturing with Edinburgh International College
  • Practical Science
  • Biomedical & Environmental Applications of Plant Science: Team Project

Dr Pamela Cameron has undergone a Disclosure Scotland check (in accordance with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007