Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Cambridge University and UCL
Natural Sciences, Cambridge and PhD, UCL
Lab-based until after my PhD, then the Science Museum (London) and the Royal Institution
Christmas Lectures Assistant at the Royal Institution
The Royal Institution
I’m helping figure out good explanations for topics in this year’s lectures
My Typical Day
Fact-checking content for the lectures, building props and designing demos and much more besides!
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
Seeing an experiment I had designed for this year’s lectures work really well – I was so nervous about it beforehand because experiments often don’t work all the time, but to see it work first time was amazing
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
fun, easygoing, thinker
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Discover something previously completely unknown – that cavefish have working body clocks
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My grandads – one grandad was a chemistry professor and used to show me his lab, the other was a real practical guy and built lots of things with me and brother when we were younger
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once or twice, but only really because of forgetting things like homework.