I am a PGR based in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories at the University of York working with Dr Andrew Rickard, investigating the atmospheric chemistry of biomass burning emissions. I previously completed my Masters in Chemistry at the University of York. Outside of research, I enjoy reading, knitting and hiking out in the Peak District!
2017 – 2021: Integrated Masters in Chemistry at the University of York
- Chamber Experiments
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Air Pollution
- Climate Change
Understanding the atmospheric chemistry of biomass burning emissions and their impact on air quality and climate.
- Dr Andrew Rickard
- Professor Jacqui Hamilton
- Dr Marvin Shaw
NERC Panorama DTP, 2021
The project will use an atmospheric simulation chamber built in York to carry out a series of experiments to understand the atmospheric chemistry of biomass burning emissions. The experiments will focus on oxygenated aromatic species, such as furans and phenolic compounds, which are emitted during biomass burning and are significant precursors to secondary gas and aerosol phase products which can affect air quality. The products will be identified and quantified using various online and offline techniques, such as SIFT-MS (Selected Ion Flow Tube mass spectrometry) and LC-MS. From this chemical mechanisms can be determined and incorporated into the Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM).