Emily Grossman is a science communicator and populariser, as of 2015 is a resident expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, and has been a panelist on the Sky1 television show Duck Quacks Don't Echo. She has a PhD in cancer research, with expertise in molecular biology and genetics. She has hosted events and given lectures at a number of institutions including the Royal Academy, the Royal Statistical Society, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Scotland and various museums, both on science topics as well as advocating the encouragement of women in science. While based at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, she discovered a new molecule.
Grossman has a first class degree in natural sciences from Queens' College, Cambridge and a PhD from Manchester University. Her father is a professor of endocrinology, and her mother is a travel and TV writer. She left the research field to do musical theatre and acting, and has performed in choirs and plays such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Southport Theatre near Liverpool.
Following the controversy involving a statement made on 8 June 2015 by British biochemist and molecular physiologist Tim Hunt about women when he said "when you criticise them they cry", Grossman stated “We desperately need to encourage more girls into science careers, and the concern is this might put them off.” After speaking out on various media sources on this point, including a debate with Milo Yiannopoulos on Sky News she was made the object of numerous sexist remarks on Twitter and YouTube.
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