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PhD student in Plant Biology, University of Sheffield

Biology enthusiast, with wide-ranging interests from anatomy to zoology.

My PhD research aims to answer the question "Why do some plants grow faster than others?". I manipulate environmental conditions and quantify the effects on barley growth, in the framework of plant source-sink interactions. My research takes place at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Brookhaven National Lab (NY, USA).

Before starting my PhD I worked on wheat photosynthesis at CSIRO (Canberra, AU) and NIAB (Cambridge, UK).

I have a keen interest in science communication and science policy. I contribute to this blog:


  • 2012–present
    PhD student, University of Sheffield


  • 2011 
    University of Cambridge, BA Natural Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    PhD Studentship
    Funding Source:
    Society for Experimental Biology
  • 2011
    Sir Albert Howard Travel Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    University of Cambridge