A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

I originally worked at Rolls-Royce plc, and then went on to complete a PhD at Cambridge in nanotechnology. Now I work in both Hollywood and the UK as a screenwriter.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

I have to write creatively and adapt scientific reality into interesting stories.

Main work activities in your current role

Activities include writing scripts and working on storylines.

A typical day in your job

On any particular day I have to be incredibly creative.

Main challenges in your role

It can be challenging to find consistent work.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

I love storytelling.

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