As the daughter of a chemistry teacher, chemistry has always been in my blood. Teaching science for 5 weeks in Ghana when I was 16 confirmed my suspicions that I didn’t also want to be a teacher.
I studied natural sciences at the University Bath, doing a little bit of everything, mainly chemistry and pharmacology but no physics. My degree included a year-long industrial placement at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, part of the Ministry of Defence – although if I told you what I did there, I’d have to kill you.
I joined the Royal Society of Chemistry in September 2008, collecting over 4 years of experience in journals publishing, before moving to Chemistry World in April of 2013. Cooking and gardening dominate when I'm not at work.
Song Lin explains the power of electrochemistry and how he fosters an inclusive environment for his research group
A hands-on approach to materials science
Matt Powner wants to know if there are chemical rules that govern why certain synthetic strategies are embedded in biology
Few problems get solved by a single discipline
It’s good to see policymakers and companies making methane emissions data a priority
The perfect ammunition to respond to racial discrimination should you encounter someone trying to justify their prejudice with science
Don’t let tired clichés get in the way of selective and sustainable chemistry
The synthetic chemist on champagne, art and living in Paris
A book about world-changing inventions, crammed with fascinating stories you’ve probably never heard of