After completing my degree in chemistry at the University of Manchester, I moved up to Scotland to complete a PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Glasgow. During my PhD, I was lucky enough to be awarded a POST Fellowship . I spent three months living in London and working in Parliament, where I researched and wrote a POSTnote briefing on automation in military operations.

This experience inspired me to look for science policy roles, and I returned to POST as a Digital and Physical Sciences Adviser in 2018. My role involves making science research evidence available to MPs and Peers through impartial and accessible briefings.

One of the things I love most about my role is how varied it is: I’m always working on new and exciting topics. I also get the opportunity to talk to so many fascinating experts. A career highlight for me was meeting Sir David Attenborough in 2019 when I organised a polar science exhibition in Parliament.

It can sometimes be challenging translating complex technical information into something that can be understood by a non-specialist. However, this makes it more rewarding when we get feedback from our readers on how POST briefings have helped improve their understanding.

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