I see myself as equal parts researcher, teacher and technologist. I am inspired by an enormous range of material, from the fascinating physics of ultra-cold atoms to the bubble blowing habits of shrimp. As a teacher, I aim to maximise student engagement to achieve improved learning outcomes. I have applied this philosophy across the first, third and honours years, and won a number of teaching awards and accolades for my contributions. My current research is aimed at producing a continuously pumped atom laser (the matter wave equivalent of an optical laser), building precision sensors based on atom interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates, and undertaking experiments utilising Bose-Einstein condensates with tuneable interactions.