Annie moved to the Australian National University in 2019 to establish her independent career as a Rita Cornforth Fellow at the Research School of Chemistry. In 2020 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (2017-2019) with Prof Dominic Wright, working on designing pyridyl-based ligands that incorporate main group elements for use in catalysis, coordination chemistry, supramolecular architectures and chiral discrimination. She spent two years at the University of Oxford (2015-2017) working with Prof Andrew Weller elucidating mechanism and structure-activity relationships in the rhodium-catalysed dehydropolymerisation of amine-boranes. She received an Endeavour Research Fellowship at the University of Bath (2015), where she worked with Prof Michael Hill on utilising main group metals in synthesis and catalysis, including contributing to the establishment of a facile route to nucleophilic boron. Annie completed her BSc (Hons) and PhD at the Australian National University with Prof Anthony Hill exploring the synthesis and reactivity of phosphorus-functionalised carbyne complexes.
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