Lab Matters

Lab Innovations presents its new podcast ’Lab Matters’ with our host Harriet Gould talking about the laboratory industry with a weekly guest. Tune in to hear exclusive insights, opinions and more!

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Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Launching the new podcast 'Lab Matters' from Lab Innovations with host Harriet Gould and featuring and guest Professor Claire Gwinnett. Claire and Harriet are discussing all things forensics! Claire highlights the changes of the forensic science industry, the criminal justice industry an highlights the importance of environmental forensics 

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Our host Harriet is back this time with Dr Rosa Vasquez Espinoza. Hear the self-confessed jungle girl talk on her travels through the amazon starting as a child, her studies of the jungle, the dangers and the spirit of the river. 

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Listen to the third episode of Lab Matters where Harriet sits down with OBE Maggie Philbin. The two discuss their opinions and beliefs in what the future of lab holds and the idea of believing in students to give them fuel to become 'the innovators of the future!'

Monday Dec 11, 2023

Harriet and Julie sit down to talk about the science of the food and drinks industry in Europe, the concept to  commercialisation of the leading innovations programme and the importance of being a powerful woman within the industry 

Monday Dec 18, 2023

Tune in to hear Harriet and Professor John Peacock discuss getting into the astronomy career by accident, winning a quarter of a million dollars, the importance of gravity and his love for the clarinet. 
Note: if you want to see the image that john is talking about, it is posted on the Lab Innovations social media! 

Monday Dec 18, 2023

In this episode hear Matthew Partridge chat with Harriet about his career journey from his hatred for immunology in university to consultancy in some fascinating projects to finally Matthew becoming a full-time cartoon scientist at Errant Sciences which started as little cartoon sticky notes in his articles! 

Monday Dec 18, 2023

Tune into the new episode to hear David J Sutton give a new legal view on the lab industry as David gives his account of the evolution of SEFA (Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association) for the past 35 years and how his first account of SEFA was a golfing session!

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Harriet and Asa are discussing Asa's career and how she's found the balance between working in science and technology and finding her feet with entrepreneurship. Tune in to hear her journey in education and how the influence of her school books still leads to her decisions today. 

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Helen shares her inspiring story with Harriet of her career journey and her love of chemistry, the lab and the community. Helen recites her inspirations and that 'meant to be moment' when she joined the Royal Society of Chemistry after her graduation. Listen to this episode to discover the future of chemistry! 

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

This is an aerospace episode based around space and manufacturing, Charlie and Rob are educating us on space and gravity. Including an interesting insight with cancer cells and gravity and a rocket called Isaac. 


Lab Matters: A Lab Innovations podcast

The Lab Matters podcast talks all things lab industry with host Harriet Gould. 

Harriet Gould is a familiar face in the science arena and long-time friend of Lab Innovations. Passionate about the people behind the science, Harriet brings her experience as a communication professional to this series. 

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