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Hello!

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, know 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 more recently have been learning aerial silks. 

Research

I am an enzymologist, exploring how nature’s nanomachines drive the chemical reactions that sustain life. I’ve used these skills to understand how plants turn green, how to stabalize artifical proteins and how marine organisms harvest scarce elements in the ocean.

Chlorophyll Biosynthesis

I study the enzymes that construct arguably the most important molecule on Earth, chlorophyll. Billions of tonnes of this molecule are produced annually, but only until recently did we uncover every single step in the process. I look for mechanistic insights into how the enzymes perform their transformations, combining biophysics, enzymology and structural biology to understand the chlorophyll metabolon.

Phosphorus in Marine Organisms

Phosphorus is a vital element for all life, it makes up the back bone to DNA, life uses the bond between oxygen and phosphorus to power many chemical reactions, and it provides the buffering environment in our cells – but it can be difficult to find in the ocean. Marine bacteria have developed specialised machinery to scavage as much phosphorus as possible – and I’ve been exploring how this works.

Science Capital Approaches to Public Engagment

I use a practise based approach coupled with solid evaluation to develop science communication and public engagement methods in line with the science captial approach. Specifically I work with informal education venues (museums, galleries and festivals) to build cultrual and scientific capital in familes. 

What I offer

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FLEXIBLE CODE

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PLUGIN DEVELOPMENT

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CUSTOM THEMES

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

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CASE STUDY

The Secret of Success

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CAMERA

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MUSIC CENTER

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MESSAGES

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CHANNELS

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them.

Eleanor Fant

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them.

Brandon Guidelines

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you’re running into the same obstacles over and over again? Many of my conflicts have the same feel to them.

Sue Shei

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