Dr Meghan Halse received her PhD in Physics in 2010 from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand working under the supervision of Prof Paul Callaghan. During her PhD, she developed new methods for hyperpolarised Earth’s field NMR and MRI. Meghan did post-doctoral work on simulating proton spin diffusion and developing homonuclear decoupling sequences for solid-state NMR under the supervision of Prof Lyndon Emsley at the Centre for very high field NMR (CRMN) at the CNRS in Lyon, France. Meghan joined the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM) in York (UK) in 2013 as a post-doctoral fellow, before taking up an independent Lectureship in Chemistry at the University of York in 2015. Her current research focuses on the development of novel NMR and MRI methods and applications using hyperpolarisation to improve sensitivity, with a particular focus on the development of low-field and portable NMR solutions with applications outside of the traditional laboratory environment.