Southfield School for Girls 2000-2007, University of Liverpool (Chemistry) 2007-2011, University of Leeds (PhD Chemistry) 2011-2014
Masters in Chemistry and a PhD
A well-known high street Chemist and a Bakers
Intellectual Property Analyst
A large Chemical company
A girl from the East Midlands starting out in my career
I work for a large Chemical Company analysing the many facets of intellectual property
My Typical Day
Starts with a coffee, followed by reading patents and technical reports
What I'd do with the prize money
Let everyone get hands on with the most fun Chemistry experiments, and show that Chemistry is nothing to be afraid of. I realise different school have different funding opportunities for practical Chemistry- but I believe strongly in practicals as I way of active learning- and putting knowledge into practice
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Stubborn, hard-working and friendly
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Have my own work published. Great feeling to know other people can read what I’d worked so hard on.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I was always interested in Science, but my Chemistry teachers compounded that :)
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Fortunately, I was the kid who always sat at the back and kept their head down
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A train driver- think of all the things you could see everyday
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I love singer-songwriters like George Ezra and Hozier
What's your favourite food?
I’m a vegetarian, so anything super fresh and tasty
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I recently went to Lapland and got control of some husky dogs!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) Confidence, 2) A little bit more money and 3) To run a bit faster
Tell us a joke.
Q) Why are pirates called pirates? A) Because they arghhhh!