Research Manager for a company that turns food & agricultural wastes into electricity & a fertiliser
I live in Shropshire (beautiful countryside) & I love exploring, walking & swimming. I live with my husband & cat. The cat is loving us working from home during Covid! I took part in the Christmas lectures 2020 & absolutely loved being able to share my job with you
Make electricity from the food waste we throw away
My Typical Day:
I get up & do some exercise before work as it warms up my brain! I look at data, plan experiments, review results & run lots of training sessions. I love my job. It’s very varied, every day is different
What I do to help Planet Earth:
I love my job as it helps protect the planet by avoiding sending food waste to landfill & reduces methane getting into the atmosphere & causing pollution. If you have the option to recycle or compost your food waste at home then please do it! Also, ask your teachers if you can compost the food waste which is generated at school.
The CHRISTMAS LECTURE related to my work:
My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:
Having the option to take part. My neices were so excited when i told them they'd be able to see what i do on TV
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Scientist, fun & methodical
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My Dad - he encouraged me to "be what i wanted to be" but he always secrely hoped I'd become a scientist
What was your favourite subject at school?
Geography & biology
What did you want to be after you left school?
I didn't know. I knew that I wanted to enjoy my job & do some different - I've definitely got my wish
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I think we all are in trouble at some point in school - the thing is to learn from it
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Training people or doing something to help people feel good about themselves
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Italian food (yummy)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Going on boat trips
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be happy, healthy & enjoy life