Having studied at a local comprehensive school, I went to Imperial College in London to study Physics at degree level.  I then stayed on at Imperial to do a PhD and further research into solar cells, with a couple of months spent at The Electrotechnical Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan during this time.  I next worked in industry for over 10 years on optoelectronic devices; semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes based in GaAs and InGaN.  I returned to academia in 2008 when I started tutoring at The Queen’s College.  I now also manage the undergraduate teaching laboratories in the Physics Department in addition to my tutorial role in the College.


I tutor first and second year mathematics to both Materials Science and Physics undergraduates at the College.  I lecture on the Mathematical, Physical and Life Science (MPLS) bridging programme, covering mathematics and mechanics.  I also help out with other outreach and widening participation events including Opportunity Oxford and UNIQ.


While I do not currently do research, I spent 10 years researching optoelectronic devices in industry, in addition to six years of research into quantum well solar cells as part of my PhD and post-doctoral research.