West Derby School 2000-2005; BSc (Hons), Liverpool John Moores University 2009-2012; MRes, University of Liverpool 2015-2016
BSc (Hons) Biology; MRes Clinical Sciences
I worked as a machine operator for a company called MMP. They made packaging (mainly Kelloggs cereal boxes). After that I worked for Ladbrokes, a betting company. I worked there throughout my degrees and it was a nice place to work.
Now I work at the University of Liverpool in the Additive Manufacturing Research Group as a PhD researcher.
I am a 29 year old PhD Researcher at the University of Liverpool
I design surigical implants using 3D printing
My Typical Day
At work I typically spend my time in the Lab performing experiments for my research
What I'd do with the money
I would donate my prize money to CCAA, a charity that helps children who have arthritis using a STEM approach
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Approachable; Easy-going; Determined
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I get to travel a lot with work which is cool. Last year I went to Austin in Texas, which is somewhere I never thought I would go! It was so amazing there (but very hot!)
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My Masters supervisor (now my PhD supervisor) intoduced me to the idea of biomedical engineering
What was your favourite subject at school?
I always liked History
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a lawyer
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not for anything serious...
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would probably be involved in another area of Science. I am a biologist as well as an engineer, so I had a lot of options!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Oasis (they aren't together these days.. but still pretty cool I think!)
What's your favourite food?
I like a good spicy curry!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Some friends and I travelled across Europe a few years back to compete in a Motorcross event in Austria called the Erzberg Rodeo. My engine exploded half way through the race.. but thats all part of the fun!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. To make a difference in people's lives. 2. To have a family. 3. To one day retire to a nice place which lots of forest and mountains.
Tell us a joke.
A neutron walked into a bar and asked, "How much for a drink?" The bartender replied, "For you, no charge."