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1999 – 2005 Dyce Academy, Aberdeen. 2006 – 2011 University of Aberdeen. 2011 – 2015 University of Bath
Highers (scottish version of A levels), BSc in Chemistry and currently doing a PhD
A gas plant for Shell, a bank, a fish and chip shop, a swimming coach.
I’m a PhD student which means I do research at a university.
University of Bath
Favourite thing to do in my job: I love to try new things, and to be able to exaplain science to others. Its great fun to find out how things work and come up with solutions to problems we have, or things which might be a problem in the future e.r. supply of clean water.
I research how water can be made clean using tiny little filters called membranes
In my work I try to seperate out food from water – this may sound easy but it becomes a very big challenge when the food sticks to the filter. We want to remove the food from water becuse it has lots of energy meaning bugs, bacteria and algae can grow…..and we dont want those sort of things to be in rivers or come out of our taps!
My Typical Day
No 2 days are the same. Sometimes I’m in the lab, sometimes I analyse data on the computer and other days I tell people about science.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would use the money to create a really fun exhibit that people could play with and learn more about science.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, creative and fun
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I guess my chemistry teacher at school – she let us have a lot of fun experimenting in the lab and trying different things out
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once or twice for talking too much…..
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Maybe an althete? I love sport!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I love music, but I’m not sure I have a favourite….Coldplay are defo one of my favourites.
What's your favourite food?
I love food! probably curry, pizza or cake.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
probably skiing, or flying a plane
Tell us a joke.
What is the chemical formula for the molecules in candy? Carbon-Holmium-Cobalt-Lanthanum-Tellurium or CHoCoLaTe