2017 - Senior Lecturer in Genomics
University of Sunderland
2014 - 2017 Research Associate
2011 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg & Brigham & Women's Hospital
2005 - 2010 PhD
University of Cambridge
I am Senior Lecturer in Genomics at the University of Sunderland, where I have been since 2017. My primary research interests are in the fields of cancer epigenetics and the effects of environmental exposures on the epigenome.
I obtained my PhD with Professor Sheila Bingham O.B.E. at the University of Cambridge, working on the role of diet in colorectal carcinogenesis. It was during this time that I first became interest in epigenetics.
I then took up a postdoctoral research position with Professor Karin Michels at Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany) and Brigham & Women's Hospital (Boston, MA), where I examined epigenetic changes in solid tumours.
In 2014 I moved to the Northern Institute for Cancer Research at Newcastle University (UK) as a Research Associate with Dr Gordon Strathdee. There I began my research into the epigenome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and how disruption of normal DNA methylation patterns can influence patient outcomes, which continues to this day.
British Association for Cancer Research
European Association for Cancer Research
British Society for Haematology
European Haematology Association