My scientific interests are based around meta-research and immune cell biology, particularly how immune cells are capable of performing wide ranging functions and how they adapt to different environmental cues. During my masters degree, I investigated the presence of fibroblast subtypes and the role of PGE2 signalling in fibrosis. I completed my PhD in the labs of Iwan Evans & Martin Zeidler at the University of Sheffield investigating the existence of macrophage subtypes in Drosophila. Following a brief post-doc in Cambridge, I moved to London, investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI) in the Voisin lab. I left the bench behind in 2023 and now work to further the adoption and use of preprints in the biosciences with ASAPbio. I maintain an active meta-science research program, currently focussed on preprints and scientific communication.

In addition, I have active interests in science communication, open-access, career development and community building. I host the Preprints in Motion podcast where we highlight ECRs and the benefits of preprinting and founded the UK & EU postdoc community to provide a space for postdocs to support one-another and share resources. I have also featured on international radio stations ( BBC Radio 4, ORF & German National radio) to communicate the importance of preprints in addition to having written for outlets such as The Scientist, The Conversation and the British Society for Cell Biology.

I am a member of IGDORE and I sit on the scientific advisory board for Europe PMC.

I am always happy to collaborate on projects of interest & talk all things preprint - just get in touch. I’m also always open to new opportunities. Can be found on all the socials until we collectively choose one; BlueSky | Twitter

Outside of the lab I enjoy climbing, the outdoors, photography, a cocktail (or six), fine-dining, guitars, comedy, live-music and adrenaline-fueled adventures.


  • Immune cell biology
  • Innate immunology
  • Model organisms
  • Open access and preprints
  • ECR training & development
  • Meta-research


  • PhD in Cell & molecular biology, 2019

    Sheffield University

  • MRes in Immunobiology, 2015

    Newcastle University

  • BSc in Biomedical Science, 2013

    Northumbria University

Recent Publications

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Tracking changes between preprint posting and journal publication during a pandemic

We investigated how preprints compare to their published versions for preprints posted in the first 4 months of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

Identification of functionally distinct macrophage subpopulations in Drosophila

We reveal the existence of functionally-distinct macrophage subtypes in Drosophila

The evolving role of preprints in the dissemination of COVID-19 research and their impact on the science communication landscape

We investigated the role of preprints in the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Simu-dependent clearance of dying cells regulates macrophage function and inflammation resolution

Macrophages encounter and clear apoptotic cells during normal development and homeostasis, including at numerous sites of pathology. …

A potential mode of action for Anakinra in patients with arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty

Arthrofibrosis is a fibroproliferative disease characterised by excessive deposition of extracellular matrix components …

Recent Posts

Preprints and Publishing in the Life and Biomedical Sciences

A new training course for preprints and the publishing landscape

UK Postdoc Slack

Welcome to the new UK-specific group for postdocs