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About me

Hello, I’m Dr. Andrew Stapleton!

You may be here because you have watched my youtube channel and want to know more about me and what I do!

I completed a PhD in chemistry in 2011 and spent one year in industry as an explosive chemist.

I returned to academia where I spent 10 years conducting research into renewable energy and solar cells. I secured my own funding, did research, lectured, and co-supervised students. I left academia in 2017 after becoming increasingly dismayed at the career prospects and expectations of the academic system.

I started an internship at COSMOS magazine to pursue an interest in science communication. I also started my own science communication start-up verbalize.science which won over $100,000 in funding and grants. 

These days I spend time sharing my experience of academia and helping others to make the right decision for their career on YouTube, sewing, drumming, knitting, reading, and learning new things! I couldn’t be happier!

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Content strategy workflow – everything you need to know!

Content strategy workflow – everything you need to know!

If you look around the internet for information about content strategy, you'll find that a load of different organizations will completely over-complicate their content strategy workflow. The truth is unless you are a massive player you'll be doing a load of your...

Dos and don’ts of vlogging – mistakes every vlogger make!

Dos and don’ts of vlogging – mistakes every vlogger make!

Vlogging is a brilliant way to connect with and build an audience. It can be done with as little more as much equipment as you have at the time. You can start vlogging with a smartphone and nothing more! Even though there is a low barrier of entry to creating a vlog...

Is vlogging better than blogging – answer these questions…

Is vlogging better than blogging – answer these questions…

When you are starting your content production journey it can be pretty overwhelming. You have so many choices: Podcasts, infographics, ebooks, videos, vlogs, blogs and more. But the staple of content tends to revolve around blogging or vlogging. Here we will take a...

How to sound natural on video – Secrets from professionals

How to sound natural on video – Secrets from professionals

Recording videos and vlogs can be an uncomfortable experience for a lot of people. There's no doubt about it that presenting on camera is a skill. And because it is a skill it can be something that you can learn. One of the deciding factors as to whether someone looks...

Blogger vs vlogger – become what is best for you!

Blogger vs vlogger – become what is best for you!

Choosing whether or not you want to become a blogger or vlogger an be a tricky question to answer. You can take a look at the skills that you need to become a blogger vs the skills you need to become a vlogger and then decide which you are more interested in building....

Vlogging for introverts – three no-nonsense insider tips!

Vlogging for introverts – three no-nonsense insider tips!

Vlogging can seem like a pretty extroverted activity. Getting out and about with a camera and talk continuously about your thoughts and feelings. It can seem very daunting for a person that identifies with being introverted to consider what, from the outside, looks to...