Live chats with the experts

As part of our citizen science project, we like to regularly invite scientists or industry professionals to do a one hour live chat with us, where we can seek expert answers to some of our many nappy/water/soap/washing/chemistry/physics/etc. questions. Below you’ll be able to find a list with links to all the write-ups from our previous chats.

  1. Penny Broderick from the Nappy Library Information Service
  2. Mark Smith and Adrian Clark, water scientists
  3. Ian Strudwick, fabric technologist and technical manager of Shirley Technologies
  4. Patrick Phillips, Suzi Gage and Rob Aldridge epidemiologists who work with large datasets
  5. Verity Mann and Trisha Schofield from the Good Housekeeping Institute
  6. Jessica Liley, water scientist, who researches ecological soaps
  7. Anna Gibson from Go Real
  8. Zion Lights, writer of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting
  9. Rob Aldridge and Suzi Gage who came back to tell us more about experiment design
  10. Amy Barron from the marketing team of Ecoegg
  11. Tony Pierlot, textile scientist expert in the structure and properties of wool
  12. Judith Mathias from Home Scents, who developed Violet’s Natural Laundry range
  13. Mark Webber, microbiologist who studies bacterial resistance to antibiotics and sanitisers
  14. Louise Pendry, psychologist who studies parents’ attitudes to cloth nappies and cloth nappy online communities
  15. Esha Massand, neuroscientist who studies the links between Down’s syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer’s disease
  16. Philip Powell, who researches the psychology of disgust
  17. Elena Hoicka, psychologist who studies joking, pretending and deception in babies
  18. Helen Ball, who researches infant sleep
  19. The best chat that never happened
  20. The admins from Fluff Love University
  21. Laura Boundy, psychologist whose work focuses on babies’ early gestures
  22. Jo Schanschieff, head of product development for Bambino Mio
  23. Alan Tapp, professor in marketing and behaviour change at UWE in Bristol
  24. Sam Durrant, Caroline Rowland and Michelle Peter, researchers of children’s language development from the Language 0-5 Project
  25. Amber Hatch, author of Nappy Free Baby: a practical guide to baby-led potty training from birth
  26. Jamie and Claire, researchers who study the role of family-based shared reading on language development
  27. Petra Boynton, psychologist who researches sex and relationships’ health (also find the follow-up Q+A here)
  28. Mark and Adrian, the water scientists are back for a second chat
  29. Tom and Jonathan, from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society of Chemistry
  30. Chantelle Loevborg, biomolecular engineer who ran her own independent studies on detergents
  31. Liz Kirk, developmental biologist
  32. Helen Cain, language therapist
  33. Katie and Silke, language researchers from Lancaster Uni Babylab
  34. Emma Weitkamp, Professor in Science Communication
  35. Magnus from TotsBots
  36. Lindsey, lecturer in woven textiles
  37. Emma McColm from LOVEmyBEACH
  38. Bella Starling, Wellcome Trust public engagement fellow
  39. The Big Results Reveal at the Science Museum in London and the Shirley Technology labs in Manchester.
  40. Dr Clare Taylor, from Edinburgh Napier University, and also General Secretary of the Society for Applied Microbiology
  41. Jenn Philpott from Born Ready
  42. Chris Peters from “Sense About Science” and the Ask for Evidence Campaign
  43. Rob Hull is currently doing a PhD in Biofilms at Southampton University
  44. Jennifer and Jonathan Bartley of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute
  45. Ian Strudwick, technical manager at Shirley Technologies on Hydroxyl Apatite in Laundry
  46. Elaine Berry and Greg Siragusa (U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.
    and Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories): How bacteria and Hydroxyl Apatite interact
  47. Prof Brian Darvell, Honorary Professor at the Birmingham University School of Dentistry: Hydroxyl Apatite solubility
  48. Hydroxyl Apatite experiments: what did we learn?