I am an enthusiastic chemist with a keen interest in both analytical and environmental chemistry. I love endurance horse-riding and I am currently undertaking an ocean diver training course with BSAC. I am also a Leicester City Football club member and enjoy following the team home and away.
Earlier this year I graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc in Chemistry with First Class honours. My final year research project was titled “Understanding the Trace Element Nutrient Requirements of European Badgers and the Impact on Health”. This project involved the use of advanced analytical instrumentation, to determine the trace element status of badger’s, by analysing blood serum and hair.
Additionally, as part of my undergraduate degree I completed an industrial placement year, as an analytical geochemist for the British Geological Survey (BGS). This placement is what sparked my interest in environmental geochemistry, as I undertook a research project looking at exposure pathways of chromium in crops grown in Zambia. I hope to pursue a long-term career in the field of industrial geochemistry research and environmental health.