University Education

School of Physics, University of Exeter (Sep 2007 - present)
PhD Astrophysics
Numerical simulations of self-gravitating discs: studying the implications
on giant planet formation.

Newnham College, University of Cambridge (2002 - 2006)
BA & MA Natural Sciences (Physical) & MSci Astrophysics
4th year: Astrophysics. MSci result: 1st.
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, prize for obtaining the highest mark in the year (2006)

3rd year: Astrophysics. BA result: 1st
Beard Fourth-Year Scholarship and L M Mott Prize for First Class result (Newnham College, Cambridge, 2005)

2nd year subjects: Physics, Advanced Physics, Mathematics.
Lorna Mary Swain prize for exceptional degree work (Newnham College, Cambridge, 2004)

1st year subjects: Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics.

Secondary Education

Nottingham High School for Girls, (1994 - 2001)
A-Level: Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A)
STEP: Chemistry (2), Physics (2)
GCSE: 10 GCSEs at grade A* and A

Other Education

Department of Space Science, Umea University, Kiruna, Sweden (Aug 2006)
Manned Space Flight: Summer University course. Result: Pass with Merit

Pershore College, (2001 - 2002)
NEBS Management course. Result: Pass

South Nottingham College, (2001 - 2002)
GCSE: Spanish (A)

Margaret Seymour Memorial Prize for outstanding work in science (2001)
6th form scholarship (2000)

Supervisor for first year undergraduate Maths students (2008-2009)
Laboratory demonstrator for first year undergraduate Astronomy students (2007-2008)
Tutored GCSE and A-Level students in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and French (intermittently, 2001-2008)

School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter (Sep 2007 - present)
Supervisor of undergraduate students in Astronomy laboratory and Mathematics classes.

Capital One, Marketing and Analysis Department, Nottingham (Oct 2006 - Aug 2007)
Business Analyst: responsible for carrying out analysis in order to make large-scale business marketing decisions. Used SQL to obtain data for analysis.

EADS Astrium, Stevenage (Jul - Sep 2005)
Mission Analyst: used Orbital Dynamics to write part of a computer program that would simulate a space mission to be launched in 2015.

Capital One, Marketing and Analysis Department, Nottingham (Jun - Aug 2004)
Business Analyst: used SQL to obtain data for analysis. Business recommendations were made based on the results of the analyses.

Advantica Technology, Loughborough (Sep 2001 - Aug 2002)
Computer modelling: investigation into the hazards and risks involved with gas transmission pipelines, using hazard and risk packages.

University of Leicester, Department of Physics and Astronomy (Aug - Sep 2002)
Scientific research: used computer models to determine the surface gravity and effective temperature of white dwarf stars using data obtained from various telescopes.

Exoplanets and Disks: Their Formation and Diversity, Hawaii, USA (Mar 2009)

Planet Formation and Evolution: The Solar System and Extrasolar Planets, Tuebingen, Germany
(Mar 2009)

Constellation School on Numerical Astrophysics and its Role in Star Formation, Cardiff, UK (Jan 2009)

Measuring the Atmospheric Spectra of Extra-solar planets, Exeter, UK (Sep 2008)

From Taurus to the Antennae, Sheffield, UK (Aug 2008)

Supercomputing & Numerical Techniques in Astophysical Fluid Flow Modelling, Evora, Portugal (Feb 2008)

Space: Development Theory and Practice,Youth Space Centre, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia (July 2005)
Workshop to learn about the past and present worldwide space activities, particularly in Russia

Youth Leadership Institute Conference, Calgary, Canada (Aug 2001)
IOF (Independent Order of Foresters) leadership conference


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