What is your professional passion?
I am currently a research fellow at Aston University, working on a range of clinical trials investigating areas like the ocular impact of UV, the benefit of UV filtering contact lenses, oxygen permeability of modern mini-scleral contact lenses and validation of new digital assessment tools.
What are you most proud of?
Buying and doing up my first home.
What do you like most/least about your working day?
I love the variety that comes with each day, but I do sometimes miss daylight.
“I love the variety that comes with each day”
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
I should say my family and friends, but, in truth, it is chocolate.
How do you manage a work/life balance?
Maintaining a work/life balance has steadily become more of a challenge, but I always try to set aside regular downtime in my schedule for the things I enjoy. I also love a geeky colour coordinated excel spreadsheet to help keep me organised.
What do you do to unwind?
Hot yoga and a good box set on Netflix.
You have won the OT lottery. What are the first three things you would do with the £1m jackpot?
I would clear my mortgage, treat my family and friends, and explore the world.
Do you have your next holiday booked?
Not yet, but I got a taste of South East Asia earlier this year with a trip to Hong Kong, which has whetted my appetite for further travel of this region.