Dr Brianna Heazlewood

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Christ Church) and EPSRC Early Career Fellow (Department of Chemistry)


BSc (Hons, Sydney), PhD Chemistry (Sydney)

Academic Background

2003-2007: B Adv Sc (Hons I), University of Sydney
2007-2011: PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Sydney
2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wayne State University, USA
2012-present: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow (2012-2015), Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2015-2016), and EPSRC Early Career Fellow (2016-present), Department of Chemistry, Oxford

Undergraduate Teaching

Physical Chemistry and Mathematics for Chemistry

Research Interests


Publications include:

1. “Ejection of Coulomb crystals from a linear Paul ion trap for ion-molecule reaction studies”, K. A. E. Meyer, L. L. Pollum, L. S. Petralia, A. Tauschinsky, C. J. Rennick, T. P. Softley and B. R. Heazlewood, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 12449 (2015).

2. “Simulating rotationally inelastic collisions using a Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method”, O. Schullian, J. Loreau, N. Vaeck, A. van der Avoird, B. R. Heazlewood, C. J. Rennick and T. P. Softley, Mol. Phys., 113, 3972 (2015).

3. “Coulomb crystal mass spectrometry in a digital ion trap”, N. Deb, L. L. Pollum, A. D. Smith, M. Keller, C. J. Rennick, B. R. Heazlewood and T. P. Softley, Phys. Rev. A, 91, 0334408 (2015).

4. “Accurate determination of the relative concentrations of ammonia isotopologues in a cold, electrostatically guided molecular beam”, E. W. Steer, K. S. Twyman, B. R. Heazlewood and T. P. Softley, Mol. Phys., 113, 1465 (2015).

5. “Low-Temperature Kinetics and Dynamics with Coulomb Crystals”, B. R. Heazlewood and T. P. Softley, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 66, 475-495 (2015).