I’m originally from North Shields in the North East of England, and am currently living in Nottingham, where I moved to study my first degree.

I hold an MMath Honours degree from the University of Nottingham; I later decided this wasn’t quite satisfactory and stayed on to do a PhD, which I hope to graduate from in 2024. I currently volunteer in many local charities and am a trustee for Nottingham Symphonic Winds, South West Notts Scouts, and 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts.

I’m also a keen musician and play clarinet regularly in ensembles such as Nottingham Symphonic Winds Orchestra, Blackwood Clarinets, Cirrus Clarinet Quartet, and the University of Nottingham Wind Orchestra.