I’m a scientist and science communicator. I’ve a masters and PhD in Chemistry, and on my ‘science’ side of my life I’m currently working as a researcher, studing how the enzymes within life transform chemical energy into useable work. In addition, I’m a keen fan of public engagement with both research and fundamental science, and have produced some pretty cool stuff which you can see below.
What makes science great for me is not only working in a world class lab studying the fundamental processes of life, but also communicating the wonder of the research. I’ve discovered I can’t do my job in the lab if I don’t talk or make art about what I’ve been doing. It helps produce the cartoon in my head which pushes my research foward.
I’m based in Sheffield, known as the ‘outdoor city’. It’s great if you like hills. I’m a keen cyclist, not only pottering about the peak district but also long distance cycle touring – my biggest achievement is to ride from Seattle to San Fransisco. I’ve a love of heights and climbing, and am a trained aerialist, specialising in silks and rope.