I am currently the Course Director for the MSc in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology. I am a material scientist with an interest in life-cycle of materials and energy.
I have been a entrepreneur and am passionate about public awareness of science issues.
My research area is in high temperature materials chemistry, particularly erosion and gas, liquid and solid interfaces. In particular, I have researched the corrosion of refractory materials for the regenerators of glass furnaces. I also have an interest in barriers to commercialisation of technology and entrepreneurship and have carried out a study into the barriers to female entrepreneurship in the West Midlands.