October is Black History Month and as science is such a huge part of our DNA at Nourish London, we wanted to celebrate black scientists and some of the incredible contributions they have made to our world today.
The online handbook includes images and descriptions of clinical signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin. His work spread worldwide. Since its publication in August, the handbook has been read in 102 countries and added to recommended reading lists at many universities and hospitals in the U.K.
Dr Melrose Stewart
Melrose also sees the fight for equity and justice as a fundamental part of her activities. She was founder member of the BAME Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is currently a member of Her Majesty’s Judiciary in Employment and Disability Appeals and Personal Independent Payment Tribunals.
Dr Mark RichardsDr Mark Richards was born in Nottingham and is of Jamaican parentage. He is an atmospheric physicist and Lecturer at Imperial College London. His main research is in the area of remote sensing of trace gases in the atmosphere, with particular emphasis on air quality and urban air pollution. He also co-founded a technology business (Duvas Technologies) that develops instruments which monitor and map air quality in real time (like a weather map but for air pollution).
Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)
Katherine Johnson’s love of maths earnt her the nickname “computer” early in her career. She helped NASA put an astronaut into orbit around the Earth and played a crucial role in calculations for the first moon landing. Celebrated in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures” she joined NASA as a research mathematician in Langley Laboratory’s all-Black West Area Computing Section. By analysing flight test data and using geometry for space travel she was able to conduct calculations to help send astronauts to the moon and back and checked critical flight path calculations for Apollo 13.
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