I completed a BSc in Psychology in 2003 before working for 8 years in Local Authority policy and research roles. I returned to academia in 2011 to join the E-Futures Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Sheffield and complete a PhD in lighting and visual psychology, which I was awarded in February 2016. I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Lighting Research Group at Sheffield University for three years. I then worked as a Research Fellow at the Institue for Transport Studies, studying interactions between automated vehicles and pedestrians. I have now returned to the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Architectural Science, doing research about lighting, the built environment and behaviour.