...support the next generation of chemists to step forward.
...Michael Faraday, a great experimentalist, for delivering the first of the Royal Institution Christmas lectures in 1827, a series which continues today. He presented and explained science in an exciting new way to young people, at a time when organised education for them was in short supply.
...meeting up with friends and family, and being outdoors either on a bike or walking my dogs. In lockdown, I have taken up what can only be termed experimental baking, with mixed results!
...I had an inspirational Chemistry teacher throughout secondary school, who was happy to indulge my curiosity in what is a fascinating and wonderfully broad subject.
...working within a dedicated and talented team on a variety of different projects. Everyday is different, enjoyable and exciting!
...complete research on how best to support chemical education through outreach programmes.
...don't be put off Physics because you're not enjoying your lessons at the moment - it gets a whole lot more interesting!
A-levels in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths
An MA in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge
An MSc in Science and Education at the University of Bristol