.....change the way we learn chemistry at University.
....Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (Nobel prizewinner) and Professor Judith A. K. Howard CBE FRS. Two trailblaizing women who paved the way for female success in Chemistry.
.....teaching, both at secondary and University level. And I enjoy lots of different sports including running, athletics, netball and football (watching and participating).
.....I had an amazing GCSE Science teacher, Mrs Atkin, and a brilliant A level Chemistry teacher, Dr Moody, who were so passionate about the subject that I always found it fascinating. Plus I liked cooking, which is just kitchen chemistry! And I didn’t like Maths or Physics (my other A levels) anywhere near as much as I liked Chemistry!
.....working with my collaborator, Dr Helen Cramman, and my amazing research students. I love working with good people, and team work is key to our research.
.....help more students to access University education. And to find time to do more sport!
.....is to realise that getting things wrong can sometimes be the best way to learn. To excel, you need to work hard, try hard and not be too shy to ask questions when you don’t understand something. And know that you are good enough to do anything you want to do; it just takes hard work and good planning!
.....A Levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths, then a BSc degree in Chemistry at Durham University, followed by a PhD at Durham (in X-Ray Crystallography, supervised by Prof. Judith Howard). I then completed teaching qualifications in secondary and higher education.