Before joining UCL I studied Applied chemistry at University of Leeds and worked for several years as an environmental consultant. Following this I decided to move into digital products and gained a MSc in Computer science from University of Bristol and Human Computer Interaction from UCL. During this time I developed a deep interest for computer vision and creating assistive technology, this naturally lead me towards working with the blind and partially sighted. In pursuit of this I designed and prototyped devices to help with VI sports such as indoor shooting, track running and lawn bowls during my HCI MSc. After graduation I formed a startup to attempt to commercialise a similar device, following this I worked briefly as a user researcher before returning to UCL to pursue a PhD in computer vision and assistive technology.