Update: I received my PhD at UCL in October 2011. For a more up-to-date profile visit my linkedin profile.
My current research interests include looking at material lifetime within the field of heritage science. In particular, I am interested in understanding how environmental conditions present in archival storage affect colour photographs, especially the images. This image degradation will in turn affect the utility, hence value, of the photographs to archival users as the information stored within the images is lost.
By integrating these three research strands - environmental conditions of storage, material degradation, and value changes - a more complete understanding of the lifetime of these materials can be modelled.
- Received an honourable mention at the Royal Society of Chemistry ChemCareers 2011 postgraduate competition
- Received the Institute of Physics Printing and Graphic Science Group presentation prize in Colour and Graphic Science at the 2010 Annual Student Conference
- Nominated for the UCL Provostís Public engagement student award (2010) for work done blogging about the Cheltenham Science Festival (2010) for UCL communications.
- Successful in obtaining over Ä7500 in grants from COST project D42, the UCL graduate school, the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) and CHRESP: Cultural Heritage Research Meets Practice.