My primary interests are based around 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 am currently a postdoctoral researcher based in London at the William Harvey research institute and QMUL investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI).
I have a wide interests in immune cell biology, metabolism and meta-research with a penchant for microscopy and big data. 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 slack group to provide a community for postdocs to provide support and resources to one-another. 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 and the British Society for Cell Biology.
Outside of the lab I enjoy climbing, photography, a cocktail (or six), fine-dining, guitars, comedy, live-music and adrenaline-fueled adventures.
PhD in Cell & molecular biology, 2019
MRes in Immunobiology, 2015
BSc in Biomedical Science, 2013
We investigated the role of preprints in the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic