Sally Brooker

It’s a small world!

I grew up on a farm in a small rural community where everyone knew everyone. It was a big step to go to teachers college and university in the big city, Christchurch, where I knew very few people. But it opened many new doors, and I discovered I loved the challenge of chemistry research aimed at mimicking nature’s amazing catalysts. This led to me becoming a university professor, teaching and running a research group, and regularly (pre-COVID19) travelling the globe presenting our research and catching up with ex-team members and collaborators (friends). It’s incredible how small and interconnected the chemistry world is!

Sharron Bennett