I am a Senior Lecturer in Biological and Biomedical Science, I am the Course Leader for Biomedical Science, I am a Clinical Immunologist, I am an Ambassador for the Royal Society of Biology, and I am one of the many #womeninSTEM,. I have a lot of labels, but at the heart of it all - I am a Biologist.
My formal qualifications started with a degree in Human Biology which I was awarded in 2005. I then gained my PhD in Immunology in 2009, both from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. After completing my doctoral studies I travelled for 9 months visiting (amongst others) Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Peru. I love to travel and continue to do so as often as I can.
When I returned to the UK I took up a post at Southampton General Hospital in their Clinical Immunology Department where I worked for 3 and half years. During this time I completed a Masters in Medical Immunology taught by Kings’ College London. And, upon successful completion of the training programme, I registered as a Clinical Immunologist with the HCPC.
I am passionate about our future and the role the next wave of Biologists will play within it. They will help to ensure the future we have is safe, sustainable and healthy. They will need to be prepared to stand up in defence of good science against the global threat of misinformation. This passion and enthusiasm, coupled with my love for teaching, helps to ensure that the programmes we deliver really are some of the best.