March 2010 to present
Freelance science and technology journalist and editor
I started taking on freelance commissions in March 2010 following the birth of my daughter in May 2009. I work from my home in Bristol, UK, and welcome any enquiries.
October 2001 to April 2009
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK
I joined the Institute of Physics Publishing in October 2001 as a news reporter on the daily website optics.org and its sister monthly magazine Optics & Laser Europe (OLE). I was subsequently promoted to technology editor of both products and then to editor of OLE in March 2006.
October 1998 to September 2001
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
I have a PhD in physics from the University of St Andrews. I worked as part of a collaboration between the university's School of Physics and Astronomy and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee resulting in a thesis entitled "Imaging Systems for the Fluorescence Detection of Cancer". My PhD supervisors were Professor Wilson Sibbett and Professor Miles Padgett.
October 1994 to June 1998
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
I have a Masters in Science (Hons) in physics from the University of Glasgow.