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Emma Newton

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PhD TITLE

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Gas Sensors as an Electronic Nose for the Detection of Microbial Agents

FIRST DEGREE

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with a Year in Industry, University of Kent



PREVIOUS JOBS

Special Constable, Kent Police

Research Student, Home Office Scientific Development Branch

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Isle of Wight, England

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I wished to further my professional skills with a PhD in order to pursue a career in research. I wanted a course that would be challenging and rewarding, where I could apply empirical research to real life problems. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Applying physical sciences, predominately inorganic/physical chemistry, to the development of state-of-the-art security technology. The use of evidence in the decision/policy making process.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

Visiting family and friends, running, tennis, baking, exploring London and museums (I love history).

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

Whether in the lab or office, chemistry or policy, I want to work in research. Most importantly, I want my work to contribute to society in some way.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

I'm looking for anyone who conducts useful research that benefits society using empirical methods to achieve this and where the end-user is considered throughout. Ideally, they would be interested in developing technology for society's benefit.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

None yet!

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Forensic Science Society Student Conference 2008, Abertay University, Dundee

4th Midland Student F.I.R.N Conference 2009, Nottingham Trent University

5th European Security Research Conference 2010, Ostend, Belgium

International Crime Science Conference 2010, British Library, London