Dublin Institute of Technology (2008-2012), Templeogue College (2002-2008)
BSc in Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition
Paddy Power (2009-2013) as a Business Analyst in Operational Excellence
PhD Researcher and Senior Teaching Assistant in the School of Veterinary Medicine
University College Dublin
Favourite thing to do in science: Figuring out the confusion. It normally starts with a great idea, but trying to actually make that happen involves reading, testing, failing and adapting :D And that’s the fun of being a scientist!
My Work: I’m trying to make a pill from compounds from in milk, chicken and fish to help prevent heart attacks!
My Typical Day: Tea, reading, lab work, tea, writing, tea and blogging!
What I'd do with the money: I’d love to fund materials for outreach in schools about the wonders of food science such as “Good vs Bad Bacteria”, “Are artificial food colours bad?” and “Nanoparticles in food!”
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Banter, Driven & Talkative
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Taylor Swift (Hardcore Swiftie)
What's your favourite food?
Bread! Carbohydrates are always cool!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Singular thing… Zip lining down Fremont street in Las Vegas!
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a Secondary School Teacher when I was younger. The subject varied a lot!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Eh… I was very talkative and opinionated. So I was more of a nuisance than troublesome
What was your favourite subject at school?
Biology and History
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Gotten to travel the world to present and talk about my research! That’s AWESOME!
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
I’d say it was a three part mixture of 1) my LC Biology teacher Ms Gates, 2) serendipity and 3) insatiable curiosity!
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) Telepathy, 2) Loads of money to do awesome research and 3) To finally receive my Hogwarts letter!
Tell us a joke.
I’m literally the worst person at telling jokes. I won’t even subject you to it!