Dr Emily Giles read chemistry at St Hugh’s College at the University of Oxford (MChem 2:1) before completing a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Edinburgh. For the last 2 years of her PhD she was based in the UCL crystal growth laboratory at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. Her PhD thesis is titled ‘An exploration of novel correlated electronic states in 5d transition metal oxides’. From 2015 – 2018 she returned to the Inorganic Chemistry department at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research associate under Professor Peter Battle, where she investigated the structural and magnetic properties of relaxor ferromagnetic materials. She started as a Faraday Institute Research Fellow in the Chemistry department at the University of Birmingham in January 2019.