Eilidh was born in Germany, but has lived and studied in Fife, Scotland from a young age. It is here where she recently graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first class MPhys, physics degree. While at University, Eilidh was placed on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence on numerous occasions.

Eilidh likes continually challenging herself and has spent two summers interning at the defence company, Thales. As an Electro-Optic and Algorithms Engineer, Eilidh helped create an algorithm to replace a subjective camera performance test with an objective one which is also quicker and repeatable. In her spare time, Eilidh enjoys video making and editing, bringing an idea from concept to finished product. She has won two awards in a national science video contest; her entries involved making ideas such as the workings of spacesuits and the phenomenon of sonoluminescence accessible to a mass audience.

She has an avid interest in most sports and has played both badminton and hockey all across Scotland for St Andrews University. She enjoys big sporting events and tries to get close to the action where possible. She has been lucky enough to work at The Open and volunteer at the Commonwealth Games.