I originally come from England and moved to Sweden in January 2001 to live here with my husband and children. I received my Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at Leeds University in 1991 and after working on a research project in 3D graphics from ultrasound, I read my Master Degree in Biomechanical Engineering at Dundee University, UK. My project was on the developing a measurement system for assessing wheelchair cushions. I continued with research at Prosthetics and Orthotics department (Now CRHPR) at Salford University, investigating a method of measurement improvements in motor control. I then trained as teacher and taught Physics and IT before moving to Sweden. After a period as a software test engineer at Effnet, developing tests for firewall and routing software, I started my PhD studies here at Luleå University and graduated in June 2009. I then started working at Swerea Sicomp were I continue to work part-time.
I spend love to spend time with my children, cycling and going to beach in summer and tobogganing and ski-ing in winter. We have a large run down house and over run garden so any extra time goes into vague attempts to exert some sort of order over them