Where do you work?
I'm originally from the north-east of Scotland and studied at the University of Aberdeen. I now work in the Space and Atmospheric Physics group at Imperial College in London. I joined the Ulysses magnetometer team just before launch. My work involves using the data coming from Ulysses about the magnetic field in the solar wind. The aim is to understand how the Sun influences its surrounding environment, the heliosphere, which extends well out beyond the furthest planet and, of course, past the Earth.
What do you do when you’re not working?
When I'm not in front of my computer, I like to get out walking as much as possible and have explored many of the long (and not so long) distance paths in easy reach of London. I'm also an addict of the Scottish mountains. My 'Munro tally' was around 230 at the last count - my rate of progress slowed dramatically when I moved to London!