Suzie is an accelerator physicist whose research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in her native Australia and DPhil in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science at the University of Oxford, UK. She was subsequently based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford first as the Brunel Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and then as Senior Accelerator Physicist, focusing on the design, simulation and beam dynamics of novel high power proton accelerators. From April 2015 Suzie has been a member of the John Adams Institute at the University of Oxford, leading research in high power hadron beams in a joint appointment with STFC/ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.
Alongside her research, Suzie has received a number of awards for the promotion and communication of science, including the British Science Association Lord Kelvin Award and the University of Oxford Vice Chancellors Civic Award. She is an expert presenter on Discovery Channel's 'Impossible Engineering' series and regularly presents invited public lectures at well-known venues including the Royal Institution and Institute of Physics.