Dr Laura Hobbs

Science Hunters Outreach Coordinator

Research Overview

While the effects of hot volcanic deposits on glaciers have been extensively studied, there have been relatively few investigations into the role of cold supraglacial volcanic deposits. Such material can affect glacial ablation and thus it is important to (i) assess the global significance of cold supraglacial volcanic deposits, (ii) add to the existing body of data through collection of field measurements, (iii) investigate through laboratory experimentation the physical properties of debris which control its effect on glacial ablation, and (iv) determine potential hazardous consequences of interactions between glaciers and ablation-affecting cold volcanic deposits.

Woodrow First School
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

Association for Science Education Conference 2019
Participation in conference

Geoscience Communication (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy
School Engagement

Monta Loma Elementary School, California
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
School Engagement

Science in Public
Participation in conference

Lacon Childe School
School Engagement

British Science Assocation Future Debate: Should you share your DNA?
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Aylesford School
School Engagement

Westfield School
School Engagement

Woodrow First School
School Engagement

St Peter and Paul Academy
School Engagement

Wilden All Saints C of E Primary School
School Engagement

Lancashire Science Festival 2018
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Aylesford School
School Engagement

Woodrow First School
School Engagement

Geronimo Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Park Primary School
School Engagement

Woodrow First School
School Engagement

Ingenious workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Green Fingers
School Engagement

Early Inquirers Easter Activities
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science Hunters at Campus in the City
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

St George's CE Primary School
School Engagement

Hawkesbury CE Primary School
School Engagement

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
School Engagement

Big Bang Fair 2018
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science Night at The Hive
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start at Tenbury Wells Library
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

St Bartholomew's CE Primary School
School Engagement

Frampton Cotterell CE Primary School
School Engagement

Longleaze Primary School
School Engagement

Green Fingers
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

People Like Me training
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

Aylesford School
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

St Augustine's of Canterbury RC Primary School
School Engagement

Museum-University Partnership Initiative Symposium
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

MI STEM – Improving the visibility of Minorities in STEM at science events
Oral presentation

International Journal of Early Years Education (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Environmental Education (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Early Inquirers - consultancy through Science from the Start
Consultancy

Chemistry Workshops 2018
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

St George's CE Primary School
School Engagement

Springhallow School
School Engagement

Curiosity Connections 2017
Participation in conference

Park Primary School
School Engagement

Holy Trinity CE Primary School
School Engagement

Cleobury Mortimer Primary School
School Engagement

St Augustine's of Canterbury RC Primary School
School Engagement

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Grant Holders Meeting 2017
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Kinver High School
School Engagement

Earth Science Week 2017
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2017
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Wilden All Saints C of E Primary School
School Engagement

Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form, Worcester
School Engagement

Earth Science Week 2017
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2017
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Chemistry Workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Chemistry Workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Chemistry Workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science & Craft
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Lancashire Science Festival 2017
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
School Engagement

Young Carers Textile Course at Cotton On
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Park Primary School
School Engagement

Chemistry Workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Chemistry Workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

St Augustine's of Canterbury RC Primary School
School Engagement

Westfield School
School Engagement

Science & Craft
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Bristol Brunel Academy
School Engagement

Young Carers Textile Course at Cotton On
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Downend School
School Engagement

Association for Science Education Conference 2017
Participation in conference

Waseley Hills High School
School Engagement

Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form, Worcester
School Engagement

King Charles I High School
School Engagement

Wilden All Saints C of E Primary School
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

Deck your halls with dinosaurs
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Deck your halls with dinosaurs
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Earth Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Westfield School
School Engagement

Westfield School
School Engagement

British Science Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Messy Play
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science Hunters Minecraft Club at Tenbury Wells Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Science Hunters Minecraft Club at Cleobury Mortimer Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Messy Play
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Messy Play
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Creative science workshop at Alcester Children's Centre
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Maternity Matters in Morecambe Bay
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

St Barnabas CE Primary School, Warrington
School Engagement

Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Warrington
School Engagement

Westfield School
School Engagement

Science Hunters at Campus in the City
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Westfield School
School Engagement

Waseley Hills High School
School Engagement

Kinver High School
School Engagement

South Bromsgrove High School
School Engagement

Lacon Childe School
School Engagement

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Creative science workshop at Morecambe Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Volcanoes!
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

British Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

British Science Week 2016
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Heysham High School
School Engagement

Science Hunters Minecraft Club at Morecambe Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form, Worcester
School Engagement

Hagley Catholic High School
School Engagement

Prince Henry's High School, Evesham
School Engagement

St Augustine's Catholic High School, Redditch
School Engagement

Morecambe Bay Community Primary School
School Engagement

Creative science workshop at Heron Corn Mill
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Messy Play
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science Hunters at Lancaster Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Ellel St. John's CE Primary School
School Engagement

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Maternity Matters in Morecambe Bay
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Little Digmoor Primary School
School Engagement

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Little Digmoor Primary School
School Engagement

Association for Science Education Annual Conference 2016
Participation in conference

Science Hunters Minecraft Club at Heysham Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Science Hunters at Lancaster Library
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Morecambe Community High School
School Engagement

Morecambe Community High School
School Engagement

Working with Children with Special Educational Needs
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2015
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2015
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Earth Science Week 2015
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Lancaster and Morecambe NCT Nearly New Sale
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Play dough workshop
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

British Science Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science Hunters Minecraft Club
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

MakeFest
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

MakeFest
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Explore the world play sessions
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

BIG Event
Participation in conference

Morecambe Star Buddies Celebrating Breastfeeding Event
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Science Communication Conference
Participation in conference

Morecambe Library Men's Health Week
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The story of the contents of your medicine cupboard poster display
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Morecambe Library health fair
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Parent/toddler workshop at Old Holly Farm
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Your Chargeable Services - getting the finances and costings right
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The story of the contents of your medicine cupboard poster display
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Nappy Science Gang (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

British Science Week
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Lancaster volcano-ice gathering
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Science Week
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The story of the contents of your medicine cupboard poster display
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start at Little Learners Galgate
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Science, technology and medicine in World War I
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science, technology and medicine in World War I
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science, technology and medicine in World War I
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Consultancy to Energy Unearthed
Consultancy

Science, technology and medicine in World War I
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Christmas in Pre-School
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel For Social Community and Cultural Engagement

Lancashire Science in Pre-school Storytime and Science
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science, technology and medicine in World War I
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Little Stars Childminding.
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science with a Bang
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Family Learning Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Consultancy to Friends of Bay Cottage Play Area
Consultancy

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Queen Elizabeth School
Visiting an external academic institution

Lancaster volcano-ice gathering
Participation in conference

Introduction to Public Engagement
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Science from the Start
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Experiences of parents on campus: short informal report for the LEC Athena Swan Group
Consultancy

Pre-school science engagement (Event)
Member of Advisory Panel For Social Community and Cultural Engagement

Longridge High School
School Engagement

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
School Engagement

Balmoral Children's Centre Fun Day
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Lancaster volcano-ice gathering
Participation in conference

Lancaster Environment Centre PGR poster day
Participation in conference

Cabot Institute Summer School Risk and Uncertainty in Natural Hazards
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Organisation of the LEC Postgraduate Lunchtime Seminar Series
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

School
School Engagement

The Big Bang Science Fair
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Faculty of Science & Technology Christmas Conference
Participation in conference

British Geological Survey GeoVisionary training
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

LEC PhD poster day
Participation in conference

School
School Engagement

IAVCEI workshop: “Ice-filled calderas in the 21st Century: consequences of volcanic unrest and environmental change”
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

VMSG
Participation in conference

Environmental Consultancy (voluntary)
Consultancy

Faculty of Science and Technology Christmas Conference
Participation in conference

LEC PhD poster day
Participation in conference

Lancaster volcano-ice gathering
Participation in conference

Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group
Participation in conference

Goldschmidt Conference
Participation in conference

GRC-BGI Workshop on Deep Earth Mineralogy
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Visiting an external academic institution

EGU General Assembly 2008
Participation in conference

National Science and Engineering Week
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Supporting Learning Programme
Other distinction

Level 1 Award in Supporting a Child's Learning and Development (SACLAD)
Other distinction

UnLtd Star People Award
Other distinction

Level 1 Spanish
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2016
Other distinction

British Science Week 2016 Community Grant (Anatomy Knits - Science from the Start / Cotton On)
Other distinction

Mental Health First Aid
Other distinction

British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Education Committee Project Grant for Science from the Start
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Small Outreach Fund award for Science from the Start
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Small Grant award for Science from the Start - Chemistry workshops at WECIL (West of England Centre for Inclusive Living)
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Small Grant award for Science from the Start - Young Carers at Cotton On
Other distinction

MSci Geology, First Class Honours
Other distinction

Level 1 Safeguarding
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Small Grant award for Science from the Start
Other distinction

Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys
Other distinction

Childhood in the Digital Age
Other distinction

Managing Behaviour for Learning
Other distinction

Introduction to Higher Education Finance
Other distinction

Essentials of Budgeting
Other distinction

PREVENT Duty in Higher Education
Other distinction

Emergency First Aid and Rescue
Other distinction

Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments
Other distinction

British Science Week 2017 Community Grant (Science from the Start / Young Carers at Cotton On)
Other distinction

British Science Week 2018 Community Grant (Science from the Start - under 5s at the Old Cyder Mill)
Other distinction

Safeguarding Children Level 2
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Small Grant award for Science from the Start - Young Carer Family Sessions at Cotton On
Other distinction

British Science Week Community Grant 2017 - Science & Crafts at WECIL
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2017 - volcanoes outreach activities
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2017 - children's volcanoes lecture
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2017 - schools volcano lecture
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2017 - volcano-inspired crafting.
Other distinction

Family Arts Standards
Other distinction

British Pharmacological Society Outreach Grant for Science from the Start
Other distinction

PhD Environmental Science
Other distinction

QA Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid
Other distinction

Intellectual Property in STEM
Other distinction

Geological Society of London grant for Earth Science Week 2015
Other distinction

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund Small Grant award for Science from the Start - Adult Carers at Cotton On
Other distinction

British Science Association Future Debates Grant
Other distinction