Passions and Projects
At 17 science journalism was in my sights via a chemistry and oceanography degree, but I was seduced by the structures of materials and finally semiconductors. This led me to a Masters and then PhD exploring solar cell technology.
I am driven by making thing work, understanding the why. But everything I do, needs to make a difference and have impact and be useful. I spent a good number of years getting technology out of the research lab into the market place and still love the buzz and excitement of bringing different groups of people together to explore opportunities for commercialising technology.
The projects below are all linked in some way to my thrill for how technology can transform lives and fortunes through tackling climate change, disaster relief and poverty. Here you’ll find details about the eclectic projects I have made happen and how I contribute to the public engagement in STEM.
My other passion is for diversity and inclusion and sharing my knowledge so I have also undertaken a number of roles on diversity committees for a number of organisations.