I studied for my bachelor’s degree at the University of Leicester and the University of Calgary, graduating with first class honours in ‘BSc Geography with a Year Abroad’ in July 2015. My final year dissertation was titled: “Simulating Active Layer Thickness in the Mackenzie Valley, Canada, 2015-2099” and investigated the impact climate change may have on permafrost over the 21st century, using local site information, a numerical model and climate model data.
Following graduation, I worked full-time for four years in the sustainability sector, working initially in the Environment Team at Leicester City Council and later in the Energy and Sustainability Team at De Montfort University. In both roles I was tasked with developing, implementing and monitoring sustainability initiatives in order to reduce the environmental impact of the organisation and of the wider Leicester area.
I have chosen to return to academia after four years, to read for a PhD, in order to pursue my research interests. These are broad, but relate to human-environmental interactions and the impact humans have, and continue to have, on our environment and climate.