"A lot of people just see you as another mind, they don’t see you as a woman. You’re just another person who’s got the qualifications or the passion.
Don't give up. It can get hard at times, science. There's a lot of maths and it can be complicated – but there are always ways around that.
Science is always changing: a lot of the time, there isn't really a single answer or solution, so you’re always learning new things.
I want to go into chemical, biological and radiological warfare. Science really underpins that, so you need to have a good knowledge of how those agents work."