I have just started a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Hertfordshire, studying galaxy evolution. Previously I completed a Masters by Research in Astronomy at Hertfordshire (my thesis was entitled ‘The Reddest Galaxies in the Universe’) and a Physical Science degree with the Open University.
I volunteer with Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue. I’m currently taking a break from active searching to concentrate on my studies, but I still help out with accounting and fundraising.
Before deciding to study astrophysics I was a chartered accountant and also worked for a while as a counsellor.