Gemma L. Parker was born in 1993 in Reading, UK. She studied for a Masters in Chemistry at Durham University, graduating in 2016. Working under the supervision of Dr. Paul R. McGonigal, her M.Chem project focussed on ‘Barbaralanes as Chiral Diene Ligands’. She is interested in organic chemistry, synthetic chemistry and organometallics. After graduating, Gemma moved to Warwick to undertake a PhD in the Chaplin Group.