I graduated in 2015 from the UEA with an integrated Master’s degree in Natural Science. My academic background combines studies in climate science and atmospheric chemistry, with a strong theme of analytical chemistry throughout. I wrote my Masters thesis on ozone-depleting CFCs, and co-authored a paper which included most of my findings, alongside a much more comprehensive study carried out by scientists at the UEA and elsewhere.
My research interests continue the theme of my undergraduate degree; chemistry-climate interactions, and though my research experience so far is mostly limited to studying physical and chemical reactions in the atmosphere, here I have the chance to learn more about biochemical processes in the terrestrial biosphere.
I am interested in studying stable isotopes in the context of investigative chemistry and am genuinely fascinated by the extent and potential of their application. I first met stable isotopes in this context during my undergraduate degree and initially pursued my interest through to a brief postgraduate research studentship where I was looking at clumping within CO2 isotopes as a proxy to reconstruct paleo sea temperatures. I have since been working as a teacher, teaching chemistry at a secondary boarding school. I have a passion for scuba diving and promoting conservation of aquatic life (namely the seaweed Posidonia Oceanica) and spent several years teaching scuba diving in the Balearic Islands prior to my academic life.