Ginny Gould has many years experience in science research and a passion for science communication. She studied for a Biomedical Sciences degree as a mature student, and enjoyed the experience so much that she went on to study for a PhD in Bacterial Genetics at the University of Bristol. This was followed by several years as a research scientist. She has experience in a variety of scientific approaches, including laboratory work and more computer based data analysis. Her work has been published in a number of scientific journals, and she has also presented it at several international conferences.
Ginny is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse; her first career was in veterinary nursing, and she has maintained her skills whilst working in science by providing a locum nursing service to a number of veterinary practices.
Her childhood love of Lego was rekindled when her young son became interested in it. Combined with her passion for communicating science, the idea for Gincandescence quickly developed. She is very proud that so many children now refer to her as ‘The Lego Lady’, and that she has been called ‘awesome’ by more than one 8 year old!