Dr Amy Tyndall
Web and Communications Officer

amy.tyndall@ed.ac.uk

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“Coming from an astronomy background, I have been amazed at how interdisciplinary the project truly is – I love being able to work with physicists, biologists, chemists and engineers, all at once!”

Dr Amy Tyndall has been working for the Proteus project as Web and Communications Officer since January 2017. She gained her STFC-funded PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester in 2014, during which she spent 12 months on La Palma on a Research and Support Studentship for the Issac Newton Telescope, followed by 18 months on a Studentship at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Santiago, Chile.

After graduating, Amy worked for the next 18 months as Public Outreach Officer for ESO Chile, alongside starting work as a freelance science writer for both magazines and the web. Once back in the UK, a brief stay at Liverpool John Moore’s University as Astronomy Distance Learning and Engagement Developer for the Astrophysics Research Institute was followed by working as Public Engagement Manager (maternity cover) for the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

Amy will be utilising her mix of academic, engagement and writing skills to highlight the eclectic research and progress of the Proteus team through maintenance of the project web site, overseeing press releases, and managing social media.