About us

We, the editors, are a team of curious and committed volunteer PhD students and research staff working in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Careers Service. Our role is to source career profiles from a range of fascinating sectors written by researchers with backgrounds spanning the humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences.

You can find out more about us below, or contact us to ask us a question or volunteer a profile!


Current Editors

Natasha Rhys

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Physics, King’s College London and Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Physics, University of Leeds, 2015

Natasha research focuses on understanding the structural properties and interactions of biological molecules in solution. She also likes art and travelling.

Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Jae Won Sue

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil Population Health, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford

Past Course: BA Biological Sciences and MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology, University of Oxford

Jae is studying the risk factors for cardiovascular multimorbidity in UK women. In her spare time, she likes to swim, take photographs, and attend fascinating talks and events in Oxford.

Connect with Jae on LinkedIn.

Charlotte Baarda

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Sociology, New College, University of Oxford

Past Course: BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam University College and MSc in Sociology, University of Oxford

Charlotte is studying criminal networks involved in irregular migration from West Africa to Europe. When she is not working on her thesis, she enjoys running and discovering new cuisines on her travels: such as stew in Nigeria, pho in Vietnam, and diner food during a US road trip. Find her on LinkedIn.

Amy Royall

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil Interdisciplinary Biosciences DTP, Merton College, University of Oxford

Past Course: BSc Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, 2015

Amy is studying the genes involved in the evolution of early mammalian embryos, and how mammalian species are different from each other. In my spare time I enjoy walking and exploring Oxford’s pub/restaurant scene!

Wing Ki (Catherine) Wong

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Systems Biology, Doctoral Training Centre

Past Course: BEng in Bioengineering, The University of Sheffield 2016

Charlotte is studying criminal networks involved in irregular migration from West Africa to Europe. When she is not working on her thesis, she enjoys running and discovering new cuisines on her travels: such as stew in Nigeria, pho in Vietnam, and diner food during a US road trip.
You can find her on her personal website, and LinkedIn.

Garrett Bullock

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences

Dr. Garrett Bullock is currently reading for a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences as an Oxford Clarendon Scholar, funded by The Oxford University Press. His research focus is on developing prediction models to identify injury risk factors for overhead athletes, and the role of physical activity and sport on musculoskeletal health and quality of life. Garrett is originally from Eastern North Carolina in the United States and enjoys hiking and baseball.

Natasha Sahgal

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Applied Biotechnology, Cranfield University

Natasha is a computational biologist with a background in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry, and her research currently focuses on cancer genetics. In her personal time, she likes travelling, gardening and spending time with family. Connect with Natasha on LinkedIn.

Juri Na

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Biomedical Science, Seoul National University, 2016

Juri’s research focuses on DNA damage repair to understand how cancer cells reacts to chemo- radiation therapy. In her spare time, Juri enjoys travelling, swimming and reading. Connect with Juri on LinkedIn.

Maria Laura Tognoli

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Oncology, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Oncology, University of Oxford, 2018

Maria Laura’s research focuses on the role of cancer exosomes in promoting the process of cancer cell invasion. In her spare time Maria Laura loves yoga, reading and learning about art. Connect with Maria Laura on LinkedIn.

Previous Coordinating Editors

Jessica Hedge

Co-ordinating Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Evolutionary Genetics, University of Edinburgh, 2014

Jessica’s research focuses on analysing the genomes of infectious diseases to understand how and when pathogens evolve traits such as antibiotic resistance. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys travelling and gardening.

Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn.

Inga Koneczny

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Past Course: DPhil in Clinical Neurology, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, 2014

Inga enjoys her travelling postdoc life, which brought her from the UK to the US, the Netherlands and back to her home country Austria. She is usually found studying autoimmune diseases of the neuromuscular junction by day, and singing in choirs or playing the viola in orchestras by night.

Find her on ResearchGate.

Previous Editors

Shona Loong

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Geography, Christ Church College, University of Oxford

Past Course: B Soc. Sci. and M. Soc. Sci. in Geography, National University of Singapore

Shona is a human geographer interested in state-making and development in Myanmar’s southeastern borderlands. She enjoys working with non-profits, cooking, and doing ballet and contemporary dance.

Michal Hejduk

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Oxford

Past Course: PhD in Plasma Physics, Charles University in Prague, 2013

Michal’s research focuses on behaviour of reactive chemical species at very very low temperatures. He likes hiking and reading about science.

Find Michal on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter @FlyingPhysChem.

Hannah Ryan

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Archaeological Sciences, Keble College, University of Oxford

Past Course: BA in Combined Honours in Social Sciences, Durham University and Msc in Archaeological Sciences, University of Oxford

Hannah is researching into genetic approaches for studying gastrointestinal helminths in archaeological contexts. In her free time Hannah enjoys all types of dancing and partakes in amateur dramatics.

Maria Ordovas-Montanes

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience, Doctoral Training Partnership

Past Course: BA in Biology and Community Health, Tufts University, 2015

Maria spends her day at the lab bench investigating host-pathogen interactions and listening to podcasts, and moonlights as a rock climber and Daily Info reviewer.

Linda van Bijsterveldt

Editor for Research Careers - Beyond Academia

Current Position: DPhil in Oncology, University College, Oxford University

Past Course: MSc by Research in Oncology, Oxford University 2017 & BSc in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leiden University 2016

Linda is working on new treatments to target genome instability in cancer. She dedicates the majority of her spare time to rowing and enjoys al fresco dining in the summer months.