I grew up in Loughborough before moving to Birmingham in 2015 to begin my undergraduate degree – Chemistry with Study Abroad MSci. For my study abroad year (in 2017/18), I moved to the University of Western Ontario, in Canada (which was the most incredible experience). After an unforgettable summer travelling around America, I moved back to England in time to begin my final year of study (2018/19).
I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham (UoB), currently working with ChemBAM to enhance public engagement with chemistry research at UoB, principally through the design of straightforward, educational experiments which can easily be performed at home by members of the public. Alongside this, I am involved in encouraging people to put forward ideas for training and activites for UoB chemistry outreach.
In my final year I completed a research project with Paul Anderson, looking at solid state electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries. My final year project led me to take an interest in postgraduate study here at UoB, and in September 2019, I became a PhD researcher here with Dr Phoebe Allan, on a project investigating closed-loop recycling of lithium-ion batteries. My top 3 hobbies would have to be cooking/baking, playing netball and socialising with friends. I love getting out and about and meeting new people in all aspects of my life!
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