Experiences

Experiences

  1. Professional experiences
  2. Voluntary experiences
  3. Sporting experiences
  4. Skills
  5. Education

Professional experiences

PhD Researcher. Sept 2019 – present.

Research:

  • Determining the formation pathway of nano-sized, bio-inspired silica, especially in the oligomeric stages
  • The intention is to apply this knowledge to enable sustainable silica manufacture and functionalisiation for specific applications.
  • Examples applications include carbon dioxide capture, catalysts and drug delivery system

TASS Athlete Advisory Group Chair Sept 2019 – Aug 2020.

In my role for TASS as Athlete Advisory Group Chair, I lead a small team to identify service improvements. I then communicate these to the TASS board, requiring mediation of different views to ensure that appropriate recommendations implemented.

I enjoy working with people, and I am a capable leader. I chair the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme’s (TASS) Advisory Group, with the objective of improving delivery of their scheme. I instigate research performed by the Advisory Group, which requires mediation of differing views, and complement this with external studies to formulate recommendations to the TASS board. Communication to the board requires skills of persuasion and clarity to ensure that the right recommendations are implemented in order to have a positive impact on the lives and careers of TASS athletes.

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Sept 2019 – present.

Modules and responsibilities:

Employability Module – Creating and delivering lectures & seminars. Involved in running an Employability Conference for Bachelors & Masters year students.

Reaction Engineering Module – Involved in supopprting delivery of teaching core Chemical Engineering teaching (eg. columns, pumps, HEXs), including lectures, seminars and design week (a week long real-world based issue to solve).

Teaching Internship

Teacher and teaching assistant in Maths and Science classes of students from year 7 to 13. Also tutored students individually and in small groups with Gifted and Talented Phyiscal Education students.

npower Social Energy & Green Issues Intern (Jul – Aug 2017)

I simultaneously worked on a variety of exciting tasks and projects, gaining experience networking in a large business environment. Tasks included

  • npower fuel bank – creating web page content, potential marketing materials and preparing theory of change and risk management documents
  • Smart meter vullnerable customer trial – networking with different departments to maximise the benefit to vulnerable customers of smart meter installation, and maximising the business benefit of the trial
  • Renewable energy budget – I presented possible methods of spending a renewable energy budget considering logistics, business cost and benefit, overal impact and relevant regulation research

Voluntary experiences

GRAND President (Oct 2019-present)

GRAND (Graduate Resarch and Network Development) is The University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering’s PGR community. My roles as president include developing activities & resources for researcher development, support and outreach activities.

This Girl Can Article (Nov 2017) & Panel (Nov 2019)

I was asked to write an article for The University of Sheffield’s 2017 This Girl Can campaign to inspire University students to get into sport.

I was invited to be part of a public panel discussion on barriers to women in sport in the Students’ Union bar with fellow panellists Lipa Nessa, Kate Rickard & Jen Selim.

Green Impact Project Assistant (& Bronze Award)

I with a team of staff to lead on positive institutional changes, such as reducing energy use and waste within their department.

Sporting experiences

Neil Ednie Sponsored swimmer

I help to design new, bespoke gym and swimming kit with my sponsor, Neil Ednie.

BeU Brand Ambassador and Model

I design, test and model new swim and gymwear from BeU – a brand dedicated to creating new kit from recycled kit!

Swim Skills Demonstrator. 2014 – Present

I work with able and disabled children from 9 to 15 years old. I advise on how swimmers/parents can improve performance through technique and lifestlye changes via presentations, talks and Q&As with swimmers. I use my own experiences of balancing my international sporting and academic careers to provide insight and coaching to help the next generation be the best they can! I also help to facilitate the overall smooth running of events. I worked adhock events, when requested by Swim Skills, from 2014 to present.

British Swimming Funded Athlete (2013-2014)

After winning silver at the European Junior Championships (Poland, 2013) and competing at the World Junior Championships (Dubai, 2013) I was placed onto the British Swimming Podium Potential funded athlete for the 2013-2014 season. This gave me the oportunity to compete in Tokyo (2014).


Skills

  1. Communication
  2. Teamwork
  3. Interpersonal skills (interdisciplinary & intradisciplinary)
  4. Integrity
  5. Problem solving
  6. Energy and drive
  7. Flexibility
  8. Independent learner
  9. Creativity

Communication

  • In my role as a teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield, I have experience designing and delivering lectures, as well as supporting others’ teaching
  • Published author – I have written multiple articles for a children’s magazine explaining complex engineering concepts to primary aged children
  • Award-winning poster – I was awarded the poster-prize runner up for my Masters year research project at The University of Sheffield, communicating my research on nitrogen dioxide gas detecting films to a scientific audience

Education

Integrated Masters degree in Chemical Engineering with Energy

Class: 1st class

Awards:

  • The Siddall Award (Jul 2019) – The student who has demonstrated the greatest academic and/or personal achievement throughout their programme of study
  • Moorside Energy Prize For Chemical Engineering (Jul 2019) – Best overall performance throughout the degree programme.
  • Best Research Project (runner-up) (Jul 2019) –
  • Chemical Engineering Academic Achievement Scholarships (Sept 2015) – in recognition of academic promise, based on A Level grades
  • Elite Sports Performance Scholarship (Sept 2015 to present) – recognition and support of students who are both studying and competing at the highest level

4th year (Masters): 1st Class
Research Project – Novel NO2 Detector Fabrication
Environment – Gaseous Emissions
Environment – Particulate Emissions
Energy From Waste and Biomass
Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Bio-Energy
Low Carbon Energy Science & Technology
Synthetic Biology
Industrial Marketing

2nd year grade: 81 %
Transport & Separation Processes
Chemical Engineering Design
Practical Chemical Engineering
Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
Mathematics III (Chemical)
Biochemistry
Fuel & Energy Utilisation

3rd year: 1st class
Process Design Project
Process Dynamics & Control
Chemical Engineering Design
Environmental Protection
Advanced Chemical Engineering
Nuclear Science & Engineering
Oil and Gas Utilisation
Project Management & HRM for Engineers

First year grade: 79%
Chemical Engineering Design
Applied Chemical Engineering
Mathematics (Chemical)
Organic Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
Science for Chemical Engineers
Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Additional courses

Graphic Design (Shaw). June-July 2020.

Presenting your work with impact (The University of Leeds)

Achieve More Level 2: 10 Billion (The University of Sheffield).

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