I did a master in Chemistry at the University of Manchester before getting my PhD from the University of Oxford
I got 10 GCSE’s in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Art, History, Religion Philosophy and Ethics,
This is my first real job after getting my PhD
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
I live in London and like to hike and paint/draw in my spare time, and watch Netflix
I currently live in London, I don’t have any pets at the moment but will soon be moving to the countryside when plan to get a dog. I like to hike and do art in my spare time and love to travel when ever possible.
I work as a Forensic researcher where I look at ways to find evidence that can be used in court cases
I work as a Forensic researcher where I look at making new methods, or ways to make existing methods better that mean we can find evidence from items given to our labs by the police. This evidence can then be used in criminal court cases. As a researcher I don’t go to court, my work is in the labs working with instruments and testing ideas.
My Typical Day:
I get to work so I can open the lab at 8 am, where I run checks on all the instruments I work with to make sure they are working properly, ready for the days experiments
I get to work so I can open the lab at 8 am, where I run checks on all the instruments I work with to make sure they are working properly. Then I will start making any samples I need that day *lunch break* I then set up all my experiments for the afternoon.
After that I go back to my office to make sure all my notes from that day are up to date and any data from previous experiments is written up
What I'd do with the prize money:
Give it to charity to help kids get involved in science and STEM subjects
I would give the money to charities who work to engage with children to promote STEM subjects.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, Friendly, Passionate
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Science lessons at school
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wasn't sure
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
My mum's cauliflower cheese
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Travel to new countries
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To have lots of pets, travel wherever I wanted with friends and family and be able fly
Tell us a joke.
A neutrino walk into a bar, the bartender say "for you no charge"