I still call Britain home. From the second I open my mouth to speak, people realise I’m not from Australia, and it has become a defining feature “Amy, you know? The British girl.” I don’t know whether this has hindered or enhanced my career in Australia, and regardless, science is universal – it shouldn’t matter whether the experiments are being done in London, Cape Town, Tokyo or Sydney, good science is good science.
I came to Sydney wanting change and success, and I have achieved both to an extent. But I miss my family and with an impending trip home (the first in 2 years) I am nervous to see whether the UK has changed in my absence (probably not). Australia is pretty much like Britain but with less people getting in my face, less rain, more sunshine and better coffee. I love my life here, I just miss my family.