PhD Innovation Studies
Senior Research Fellow, UWE Bristol
I am a mum and a university researcher. But i'm not actually an engineer ;-)
I study what people think about transport innovations, such as driverless cars
I’m a physicist by training but now work in the social sciences. My research is still about science, but from the perspective of the general public. I’m interested in what people think about transport innovations, such as driverless vehicles, hydrogen-powered cars and many others. I also study how to make the transport system more equitable and more sustainable. My research involves asking people lots of questions (via questionnaire surveys or qualitative interviews) and analyzing their answers.
My Typical Day: Lots of emails, running my projects, talking to people, organising activities, supervising students
My career path: Physics, work in industry (automotive + energy), PhD, international academic experience, lots of hard work
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Totally jazz addict
What was your favourite subject at school?
Physics and philosophy
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?