I am currently a freelance writer of both academic and non-academic work. I gained a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Bath. My degree took in an industrial placement year in Switzerland in the analytical division of a major pharmaceutical company. I then carried out postgraduate work on the formation processes and properties of atmospheric aerosol, gaining my PhD in 2007. I have recently finished postdoctoral research during which time I had published 15 peer-reviewed papers and 2 book chapters. Despite specialising in chemistry, I am passionate about all areas of science and keep abreast of the latest developments in the physical, environmental and biological disciplines. In my spare time, I write and enter short fiction stories for competitions, compose limericks for my own amusement and support Norwich City football club.