I recently retired from academic research to pursue a different career path. I share my time between studying for my GDL and professional writing. I hold an MSc in Chemistry, a PhD in Neuroscience and a BA in Psychology (soon to be an MA). In addition to this I hold diplomas in counselling and therapy. Before I retired from academic research I was a post-doctoral fellow at an international university, holding an international grant comprising research and teaching duties. I have had several articles published in high-impact journals and presented my work at numerous international Neuroscience conferences. During my spare time I volunteer as a legal advisor and mental health advocate. I am also heavily involved in my local community and discrimination issues. I have been known to go hiking when I need to switch my brain off.