Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon (1984-1989), Royal Holloway, University of London (1989-1992), University of Bristol (1992-1995)
Alevels, Degree, Doctorate, Chartered Geologist
Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association, Royal Holloway and MWH now Stantec
Technical Lead (Hydrogeology) I lead projects looking at aquifers and rivers, I have a team of staff
I have three daughters, a husband, two kittens, two degu, a hamster, three chickens and some fish. In my spare time, I run a brownie pack (or supervise chaos). I like quiet walks (without brownies), campfires and camping, and love the sea. My job lets me see the world in a different way and that is what I love most
I am currently working on projects to improve the resilience to climate change of rivers and water supply for people in the south of England. I am also supporting a team who are working in the Middle East, in Ethiopia and in other parts of the world. We all enjoy our technical jobs, and it is great to work with people who inspire you to be better and challenge your ideas.
My Typical Day:
Get up, make pack lunches, travel to site or office. Once I am there it depends on where the project is – I might work on data, read or write reports, build a model, or have meetings. Next week I am in meetings for two days, and on site for one.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Dynamic, interactive, enthusiastic
What did you want to be after you left school?
A geologist (who made geological maps)
Were you ever in trouble at school?
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If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
More patience, more time and more laughing
Tell us a joke.
What is a volcano? A mountain with hiccups (I know its naff)