After completing my chemistry degree at the University of Liverpool, UK, I ventured south for a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Cambridge. During my time there, I was selected for the SciFinder Future Leaders programme, which opened my eyes to a world of science beyond the lab bench. A science communication writing prize later, I knew my days in the lab were numbered, and shortly before submitting my thesis I joined the Royal Society of Chemistry as a publishing editor. I now spend my days reading, writing and editing across a range of areas in chemistry, and reading columns instead of running them.
Method tackles kinetic and thermodynamic hurdles
Chemists overcome synthetic challenges to make uncharged carbon molecules that sit at far end of THF basicity scale
N-heterocyclic carbene-borane complexes with a rare stereogenic boron centre demonstrate potential in stereoselective catalysis