Connor graduated from Hull University in September 2017. During his degree, he completed a two month Summer placement at Quotient Bioresearch in Rushden in July of 2013 working on multistep small molecule synthesis. He also worked at the Blackley site in Lubrizol during 2015/16 where he researched hyperdispersants for ceramic inkjet printing. In September 2017, he joined the Dove group, funded by ERC, to study for a PhD in the area of stereocontrolled polymer materials. Connor became a postdoctoral researcher within the Dove group in August 2021.