Getting things working – nothing ever works first time.
Me and my work
Look inside the body, or your luggage, with x-raysRead more
I research how to detect breast cancer using x-ray diffraction patterns. I can also use exactly the same technique to work out what substances are in a parcel or bag, useful for customs and in airports.
My Typical Day
Collecting x-ray data in the lab, writing programs to analyse data, re-collecting data when it makes no sense.
What I'd do with the money
Buy equipment to take to schools to demo medical physics and electrocute unsuspecting volunteersRead more
I’d like to get a demo kit together to take to schools and show the public all the science behind some typical medical gadgets like blood pressure monititor, pulse oximeters and TENS machines.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
feline-loving footballing physicist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Take That – easy question!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Snowboarding. I hurt all over but have never laughed so much. Especially when I got stuck in a snow drift and my friend tried to help me out and got stuck too!
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To win the lottery, travel round South America and win an award that means I can wear a designer dress and walk down a red carpet.
What did you want to be after you left school?
Famous. I’m not.
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
I was constantly being told to stop talking, but otherwise I was a good girl.
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
I’ve been to conferences all over the world to talk to other scientists about my work, hear about theirs, shop and lie by a pool.
Tell us a joke.
How many atoms in a guacamole? Avacardo’s number
what is your favourite colour and why
What is the strangest thing you have ever ddone being a scientist?!
do you some times feel that your too cought up in your work you don\’t have time for social stuff ?
how can you get taller really quickly ?
When you were at school were you good at maths and science?
Do brain training games actually work?
How long is the spinal cord?
If you guys were not into science, what will you be doing now?
What is in toothpaste????
is there a goal u r tryin to meet to do with your work
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