About Me

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I am Alice Gray, a STEMinist blogger and science writer, who hopes to raise awareness for inequality in science and address the lack of women and girls in STEM.

MindfulOfScience was set up in 2013, with the mission to better equality and diversity in the industry. My blog discusses the research which leads to an loss of girls during their education, and by looking at the barriers that hold back women in their careers. Through this, I aim to help break the glass ceiling for women in STEM.

Since starting my blog, I have given evidence to the National Assembly for Wales’ Business and Enterprise Committee’s STEM inquiry, given a lecture are the European Space Agency’s Paris Offices regarding women in STEM, given a TEDx Talk, and was mentioned as part of the BBC’s 100 Women project for 2015 – a list of 100 inspiration women for that year.


TEDxSwansea Women, STEMing the Flow of Women Out of Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeyMSl2r10Q&feature=youtu.be

Chemistry World, We need more women to win the Nobel Prize: https://www.chemistryworld.com/opinion/we-need-more-women-to-win-the-nobel-prize/1017654.article

Standard Issue Magazine, Building Blocks – National Women in Engineering Day: http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/building-blocks/

Response to National Assembly for Wales’ Business and Enterprise Committee’s STEM inquiry: http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s27157/STM%201%20-%20Chwarae%20Teg.pdf

Gray Matter YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTHuvig3KwvKDAjksnkhHw

Swansea University, International Women’s Day talk: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/equalityinscience/

Chwarae Teg, Celebrating women scientists: https://www.cteg.org.uk/women-science-celebration/

Womanthology, Soapbox Science: http://www.womanthology.co.uk/neuroscience-graduate-alice-gray-inspirational-welsh-women-scientists-took-soapboxes-spread-word-women-science/

Chwarae Teg, Women in STEM – Myths Busted: https://www.cteg.org.uk/women-stem-myths-busted/




BBC Expert Women 2017: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/academy/entries/ac53ec96-e6c4-4b84-8d70-debc56f7489d?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=the_bbc_academy&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate

BBC 100 Women Project 2015: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34745739

BBC Expert Women: In at the deep end for media stars of tomorrow : http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/academy/entries/ac53ec96-e6c4-4b84-8d70-debc56f7489d?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=the_bbc_academy&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate

Wales Online, Women Making their mark in the Welsh Science Sector: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/women-making-mark-welsh-science-12799844 

Cardiff University Examined Life: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/alumni/2016/07/14/examined-life-alice-gray-bsc-2013/

Satori Lab, BaraBrith Camp in Swansea: http://thesatorilab.com/2016/12/barabrithcamp-in-swansea/

Matt Eastland-Jones, Creator Series Episode 1: https://youtu.be/OJFxA1Gsqj4

Chwarae Teg’s Sky’s Her Limit Event: https://www.cteg.org.uk/skys-limit-welshpool-high-school/

Centre of Cell Engineering, Women in Science and the Impact of Social Media: http://www.uofgcce.org/single-post/2015/11/27/Women-In-Science

ScienceGrrl, Send Women in STEM around the globe : http://sciencegrrl.co.uk/send-womeninstem-around-globe/

Chwarae Teg, ‘Sky’s Her Limit’ event: https://www.cteg.org.uk/skys-limit-welshpool-high-school/

Women in Web, Women in STEM – Alice Gray: https://womeninweb.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/women-in-stem-alice-gray-stem-blogger/

Womanthology, Blast off: Exploding myths about women in STEM on a Parisian space odyssey – Alice Gray, STEM Champion and Blogger: http://www.womanthology.co.uk/blast-off-exploding-myths-about-women-in-stem-on-a-parisian-space-odyssey-alice-gray-stem-champion-and-blogger/

WEN Wales, Welsh blogger breaks glass ceiling for women in science: http://www.wenwales.org.uk/news/welsh-blogger-breaks-glass-ceiling-women-science/