From research to publishing

The modern world is built around technologies that exploit the electron's charge. But electrons have another property, known as spin; I spent my research days trying to make use of this. After several years of research, I decided that I wanted to focus on disseminating and communicating the latest results in science, and so I moved into academic publishing. I am now a senior editor for nature.

In my role, I'm responsible for selecting the research papers that will be published in nature across of broad range of fields, but mostly focused on applied physics and electronics. I also assist the Chief Editor in devising and delivering the goals for the physics and astronomy team. I regularly travel to international conferences, universities and research institutes to interact with researchers and to give presentations on academic publishing or workshops on writing & science communication - more information can be found here


04/2018 - Present      Senior Editor & Team Leader
10/2017 - 04/2018   Senior Editor
                                Nature
12/2015 - 10/2017   Senior Editor
03/2014 - 11/2015   Associate Editor
                                Nature Physics
10/2013 - 03/2014   Assistant Editor
                                Nature Communications
10/2013 - 10/2014   Honorary Researcher
                                UCL
03/2012 - 09/2013   Postdoctoral Researcher
                                Imperial College
04/2009 - 03/2012   Visiting Researcher
                                Tohoku University
04/2009 - 03/2012   PhD in Physics
                                The University of York
10/2004 - 10/2008   Master of Physics Degree
                                The University of York

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Outside of science

I'm on the executive committee of Urban Partners, which is a voluntary business partnership, made up of organisation around the Kings Cross, Euston and St Pancras area that includes Google, the guardian, Eurostar and Springer Nature (my employer). The aim of the partnership is to deliver initiatives that benefit people living and working in the area. Some of recent things we've done are setup a homework club, where I help with physics and mathematics. We've also created a Wellbeing Walk, providing people an alternative walking route between Kings Cross and Euston Station that avoids the high levels of pollution on Euston Road.