I read for a DPhil (PhD) on the mechanisms of RNA interference at Brasenose College, Oxford. I subsequently joined the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as a Roche Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on the circadian clock. I have stayed in the unit, and am now a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) David Phillips Fellow and group leader. My group researches the molecular mechanisms that regulate circadian clock entrainment. I was awarded the L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship in 2015 and I am the founder of a spin-out company, Circadian Therapeutics, that translates some of our research into the clinical arena. I am also a mother of two and am a passionate advocate for women in STEM careers.