Rocks and Wiggles
Dr. Kirstie Wright
I'm involved in a number of additional projects outside of my professional work. These help to further both my professional development and make me a better scientist by expanding my geological knowledge, facilitating collaboration with new people and showing how to better communicate my work.
If you are interested in anything I am currently are involved in, please Contact Me.
Did This Really Happen?!
2021 - Present
Did This Really Happen?! is a comic series that seeks to highlight and address sexism in science in an engaging and informative way. I am part of the two-person communication team running social media and public engagement, and as part of the wider creative team talking story submissions, drafting story boards and general administration.
Characters from Did This Really Happen?!
2018 - Present
North Sea Core is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to voluntarily collect, upcycle and redistribute relinquished UKCS core material to the geoscience community, while preserving the UK offshore geoheritage. I am involved with the creation of digital content, interpretation of core and sourcing of associated metadata, core distribution, presentation of talks and workshops, oversight of the website and social media accounts.
North Sea Core Exploration Box
Science Communication and Outreach
2016 - 2022
As a STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), I am involved with various outreach activities. In the past, these have included speaking at the Geological Society of London Schools Geology Challenge, volunteering at the Edinburgh Science Festival Career Hive and talking at schools and career days about about being a geologist (often bringing along my collection of rocks).
STEM Ambassador display, school Career Day
Decarbonisation Working Group, Geological Society of London
2021 - 2022
The Decarbonisation Working Group is working to understand and raise awareness of the various ways that geoscience will underpin the energy transition, particularly with decision makers and stakeholders outside the field. I am one of an advisory group of geoscientists with expertise across the energy sector. This includes acting as liasion between the Decarbonisation Working Group and the Energy Group.
The Geological Society of London, Burlington House
Energy Group, Geological Society of London
2020 - 2022
The Energy Group is the former Petroleum Group of the Geological Society of London, which encompasses all geoscience aspects of energy to society, including petroleum, CCS, radioactive waste disposal, geothermal energy and the role of geoscience in renewable energy. I oversaw the group transition, including social media promotion, press release, articles and interviews. Typically I am involved with the running of event promotions and internal and external group communications.
Promotional video for the launch of the Energy Group
Petroleum Group, Geological Society of London
2017 - 2019
The Petroleum Group is a special interest group of the Geological Society of London. The Group's purpose is to advance the study and understanding of petroleum geoscience and it is a key part of the Society's activities, holding regular conferences, workshops and publications. My committee position was for three years, during which I contributed to, and supported, the Group's activities, promoted upcoming events and organised a conference.
Representing the Petroleum Group at the Geological Society of London Careers Day, 2018
Diversity and Inclusivity in DONG Energy
2016 - 2017
I helped initiated a working group to investigate the diversity and inclusivity culture in the UK office, and the wider company. This involved collaboration across all business units, authoring a report and hosting a event on unconscious bias. Since leaving DONG Energy UK in 2017, the business has diverged to become INEOS and Ørsted. The group continues as Women in Ørsted, organising events to benefit employees and communicate with management.
DONG Energy UK event on unconscious bias, 2016