Olufemi Tobi Akinyemi
Frances passionately believes in applying science to solve global problems. She has demonstrated this belief throughout her education and career at the university, most recently by working on a pioneering mosquito trap that mimics human characteristics – an innovative solution against malaria which affects over 200 million people every year. The trap is now part of a project funded by the Medical Research Council, and was also featured on a BBC programme.
As an undergraduate, Frances co-founded an environmental society, and successfully lobbied for a full-time sustainability officer and allotment facilities for students. Four years later, the university was named the UK’s greenest.