About me

Hi, I’m Steph and I’m an analytical chemist by training and profession. I have a degree in Environmental Chemistry from Bangor University, and a masters in Oceanography and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Southampton. I currently working in an explorative chemistry laboratory where I run a variety of analyses using GC-MS, LC-MS and other analytical techniques. I’ll be doing a post soon to explain what some of these things are!

I have a wide variety of interests including history, crochet, puzzles and photography, but I’m particularly passionate about wildlife, nature and the environment and particularly environmental chemistry. I’ve been a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry for some ten years now and one of the aspects I love about the organisation is its drive to make science more engaging; a cause I’m an ardent proponent of and that sparked the idea for this blog. On it I’ll mostly talk about anything science-y that grabs my interest; there will be a focus on chemistry, but there’s quite likely to be a bit of everything!

I hope you enjoy reading this blog and please get in touch with any comments or ideas for topics.