I'm a research scientist, author, & illustrator living in Manchester, UK. I'm halfway through a doctoral degree at the University of Manchester, and I've lived in this fine city for more than half my life (eek!). I'm tattooed, pierced and 100% working class. I love the great outdoors, tracksuits and wild hair. I hate slow walkers, mansplainers, and 21st-Century Luddites.