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2023 -                Lecturer
                          University of Essex

2017 - 2022        Senior Lecturer in Genomics
                          University of Sunderland

2014 - 2017        Research Associate

                          Newcastle University

2011 - 2014        Postdoctoral Researcher
                         Universitätsklinikum Freiburg &                              Brigham & Women's Hospital

2005 - 2010       PhD
                         University of Cambridge

I am a lecturer at the University of Essex, where I moved in 2023. 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.

Biography

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