Nailsea Comprehensive School, Oxford University
Undergraduate degree in Zoology (BA), PhD in Neurobiology, Certificate in Higher Education Teaching
University College London, King’s College London, Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Imperial College London
I’m a Senior Teaching Fellow now with some developmental cell and neuroscience research on the side when I can
Imperial College London
I am interested in how the brain develops and how it changes when we’re old.
My Typical Day
I help students, teach, learn about exciting research and plan possible experiments for the future (it’s a great job).
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
Intrigued faces in the audience, with that ‘wow’ open-mouthed enthusiasm
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Tall, Curious, Intrigued
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Help discover more about how synapses (nerve cell connections) are formed during brain development but I want to do more!
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Wondering how my big toe knew it should be a big toe and not an eye during a biology lesson at school
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, sometimes; for example, I was hit on the hand with a ruler for going through a wrong door (this seemed bizarre to me) and I often got told off for getting the giggles but I always enjoyed learning
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Become a Mum