I am the Physics Access Officer, which means I work as part of the outreach team to support and encourage school students from under-represented backgrounds to apply to study Physics here. I also lead on some of our programmes for secondary school students.
To find out more about the events, opportunities and resources on offer for people interested in studying physics at Oxford, sign up to our Access mailing list here: https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physicsaccess
If you have any questions or comments about our access programme, or would like any more information - either as a student or teacher - just drop me an email!
Other things I do
I am one half of the award-winning 'Challenges and Changes' team, working alongside researcher Dr Alex Ramadan to produce events that question the current state of equality and diversity in the department and promote changes to create a more inclusive culture. We organise a monthly reading group on various ED&I topics. If you want to find out more, you can email us at email@example.com.
I am the co-president of the Oxford Physics Gender Equity Network (formerly Oxford Women in Physics Society) alongside DPhil student Sally Lord. If you'd like to get in touch with the society, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I work part-time (0.5 FTE) in the Physics Department; when I'm not here, I'm the STEM Outreach Officer for Hertford College.
What did I do before this?
As an undergraduate, I studied Physics and Philosophy here at Oxford, with a final philosophy thesis on the difference between space and time. I went on to study for a PhD on the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment, which is currently searching for dark matter down a gold mine in South Dakota. Although during this time I picked up some valuable skills (hmu if you need any tiny electronics soldering) and had some amazing experiences (such as three months working as a POST fellow in the Houses of Parliament), I discovered that I far prefer talking about science to actually doing it. In July 2017 I started working as the Quantum Materials Outreach Officer here in Oxford. This gave me lots of freedom to work with researchers on designing exciting new public engagement with research (PER) projects, including an interactive art installation based on crystal structure, a brand-new hour-long hands-on science show about magnetism, and the world's first Quantum Materials Colouring Book. Since September 2019, I have been the Physics Access Officer.