Dr Jamie Gould is Technical Scientific Officer, specialising in powder X-ray diffraction, at Newcastle University. Jamie obtained his BSc (Hons) and MSc in Chemistry and Designing Chemical Solutions from Newcastle University, and his PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. He then completed independent postdoctoral research at Liverpool (EPSRC PhD Plus Independent Researcher, now EPSRC Postdoctoral Prize), followed by postdoctoral positions at the University of York and the University of Nottingham, before taking a fixed-term lectureship at the University of Leeds (2013–2016). He then took a career break, becoming a teacher at secondary school and within industry. However, he realised that academic research is where he wanted to be, so he re-joined academia as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of York, before moving to his current position at Newcastle University.
Jamie has always been interested in materials chemistry research. During the first lockdown, he sought to keep his research community connected and joined the RSC Porous Materials Interest Group Committee and help set up the RSC Porous Materials Webinar Series, which has hosted 25 speakers from countries including the UK, US, Japan, China, Australia, France and Germany with over 2,500 attendees from 40 different countries.
In his spare time, Jamie enjoys running, completing his first marathon in 2019. He is an active participant and volunteer at Parkrun, and also enjoys travelling, hiking and playing his guitar.