Alison Harrison - Research Fellow

University of Cambridge

Dr Alison Harrison joined the Skyrmion Project in April 2017 as a post-doctoral researcher after an extended break from research due to caring responsibilities. Prior to the career break she was a Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

She works with Paul Midgley and James Loudon at the University of Cambridge using Lorentz transmission electron microscopy techniques to image skyrmions in a wide range of materials. Her area of interest is using focused ion beam milling to prepare nanoscale, device-like structures to investigate the impact of confinement on the behaviour of skyrmions in-situ in the transmission electron microscope (TEM).

She is currently working on the application of electrical bias to nanoscale skyrmion containing materials in the TEM as part of the UK Skyrmion project.