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I am part of the 2010 intake to the SABS-IDC DPhil programme. During the first year, I studied a broad range of topics in the biological, mathematical, computational, and life-science areas. I completed a short project in the Schofield Group in the Department of Chemistry , where I investigated the oxygen dependance of hydroxylation of the HIF protein.

I gained a first class MChem Chemistry degree from the Univesity of Oxford in 2010, where I was tutored by Claire Vallance and Chris Schofield, at Hertford College. I worked in Prof. Gus Hancock's laboratory for my nine month project during my final year, focusing on UV spectroscopy of formaldehyde and the OH radical. During my second year, I completed a module on the history and philosophy of science.

I attended Giggleswick School in North Yorkshire, from 1996-2006, where I played lots of sport, and passed 4 A levels, and 12 GCSEs.

When not doing research, I maintain an interest in my family farm and agricultural machinary company, which ranges from the practical (e.g. lambing sheep), to the technical (e.g. preparation of planning applications and appeals). In my spare time, I enjoy sport in many forms (particularly cricket, hockey, and rugby fives), boardgames, and cooking.