Dr Brianna Heazlewood completed her undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Sydney, Australia, under the supervision of Professor Scott Kable. In 2012, she moved to the UK to work with Professor Tim Softley at the University of Oxford. Her awards include a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship (2012), a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2015), and an EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Early Career Fellowship (2016). Dr Heazlewood started an independent research group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford in 2016. And in 2020, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant and the Institute of Physics Henry Moseley Medal and Prize. Dr Heazlewood and her research group relocated to the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool in March 2021. Their research examines chemical reaction mechanisms and dynamics at low temperatures using external fields to manipulate the properties of ions, polar molecules and radicals.