I have been in the hydro industry for over 15 years, first working in the retail side providing technical advice, then moved into R&D, manufacturing and product development for brands such as Vita Link and Shogun. Currently, I am the formulation chemist at Aqua laboratories and work part-time as a post-doctorate researcher at Sheffield Hallam University. In 2017 I completed my Ph.D. thesis on the Investigation of nutrient solutions and other fertilizers for the hydroponic growth of plants and will graduate later this year. Both my Ph.D. and a first degree in Biomedical Sciences were done at Sheffield Hallam university part-time. During my Ph.D., I assisted in the setting up of Aqua laboratories and have always had a passion for science. I totally adore mushrooms and love anything todo with them.