I’m a physics PhD student and I really enjoy doing experiments to try and learn new things.
In my free time I love playing board games, running and crocheting.
I work at a neutron facility in Oxfordshire that scientists from all over the world visit to do experiments. I’m making and studying nanoparticles (really really small particles!) of a material called Zinc Sulphide to try and make the neutron detectors faster and better.
My Typical Day:
I like to start my morning by doing some yoga or going for a run. When I get into work I do lots of different things – sometimes I’m making new materials in the lab, other times I’m studying materials I’ve made with lots of fun and interesting techniques. I also have lots of coffee (and cake!) breaks with friends.
A Levels – Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry (Aylesbury High School)
Degree – Physics with Year in Industry MSci (University of Bristol)
Physics PhD Student (University of Bristol) and Applied Physicist at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Labs, Oxfordshire.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I had no idea! But I liked solving physics problems so decided to study that at university and see where I ended up.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not really! I was quite shy at school.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
The Killers! They've been my favourite band for the last 14 years (I've seen them live 4 times)
What's your favourite food?