I graduated with BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Biology at Keele University in 2007. During my undergraduate studies I developed a keen interest in immunology and undertook research projects looking at the development and immune response of both Carp and Blue Tits.
I obtained a PhD in immunology and molecular biology, also from Keele University (2019). My research thesis was entitled ‘Investigation of serum monomeric C-reactive protein and associated auto-antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis.’
Between 2007 and 2019 I remained at Keele and combined by PhD studies and the role of Senior Biochemistry Demonstrator, a role I loved!
I re-joined Keele in January 2021 as a Lecturer in Physiology & Anatomy.
Research and scholarship
Whilst I currently do not have my own lab or undertake research, I continue to keep up to date with current scientific research and news, especially that related to my teaching and interests.
My PhD studies focussed upon the actions of the immune system within autoimmune disease – specifically rheumatoid arthritis. This research continued a longstanding interest in the development and progression of autoimmune disease and remains an area of interest.
My teaching role covers a broad range of topics including the cardiovascular system, immune response, gut microbiota, cell structure and transport and bioinformatics and science communication.