I have worked in science now for about 10 years since graduating from Lancaster University. The first 4.5 years of my career were spent at a little company called Mediwatch Biomedical helping to develop a prostate cancer test. It was while working at Mediwatch that I published my first paper and my first patent. Following Mediwatch I spent an very enjoyable half a year working as a consultant for a small research company (Leksing) and a very talented artist called Jane Edden who was working on a project with Kew Gardens and their Economic Botany collection. Currently I am working as a research fellow developing a range of novel fibre optic based sensors within the Centre of Engineering Photonics. Projects include ammonia breath sensor, live cell sensing, carbon dioxide sensing and 3D printed micro fluidics.