I am an academic at the University of Cambridge. My responsibilities span research, teaching and institutional leadership.
I hold a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Cavendish Laboratory where our team conducts research on new nanoscale imaging techniques and on nanoscale mechanics. We study multifunctional soft systems from organic semiconductors to biological matter.
I am a Fellow, College Lecturer, and Director of Studies in Physics at Selwyn College Cambridge. At Selwyn, I am responsible for teaching and teaching-related activities that span undergraduate admissions, interviews, organising tutorials, and monitoring the academic progression of students within the Natural Sciences Tripos. In addition, I teach masters level courses at the University on the topic of energy harvesting technologies.
I am a trustee at Selwyn College Cambridge, and serve on the access and outreach committee to help make Cambridge University accessible to students from economically underperforming parts of the country. I also serve on the graduate student funding committee at the Cavendish Laboratory and on several competitive research fellowship committees in Cambridge, contributing to decision-making around funding for postgraduate applicants and research. In 2024, I will begin a secondment on science policy at the UK Government.