I was awarded my MSci in Chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2011 with my interest in computational enzymology first sparked during my final year research project with the Mulholland group.

My master's thesis involved the use of QM/MM methods to interrogate the intensely debated Hen Egg-White Lysozyme (HEWL) mechanism by modelling the reverse reaction in order to determine the most energetically favourable pathway and the nature of the intermediate structure proposed to be formed in the reaction. (This work was recognised with the awarding of the Hewlett-Packard Presentation Prize and the Balint-Kurti Prize.)

Currently I am now in my 1st year as a PhD student in the Centre for Computational Chemistry at Bristol working in the Mulholland group continuing my research on HEWL and also Aldehyde Oxidase (AO).