Identifies as: gay
I am a research fellow in physics at Wadham College, and a research scientist at the ISIS neutron and muon facility in Oxfordshire. As an experimental physicist I use neutron and x-ray scattering to explore magnetic and electronic behaviour in crystalline materials. I never fully appreciated the importance of being visible as an LGBT scientist until I attended my first LGBT STEMinar, where I had the best time of my entire professional life surrounded by other LGBT+ scientists indulging in their shared passions and common experiences of identity. It is often shocking to transition from undergraduate study where there is a strong sense of queer community to an academic environment where the lack of visible queerness prompts many to re-enter the closet. I want to work towards an atmosphere where nobody would ever contemplate this course of action, and nobody will ever feel that there might be a conflict between their sexuality and their passion for science.
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