I received my PhD from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, with the thesis title "Regulation of osteoclast differentiation and activity by osteogenic cells". After obtaining my PhD, I moved to a postdoc position at the University of Aberdeen. In 2005 I moved to the University of Edinburgh as ARUK senior lecturer (and later reader) in bone biology. In 2013 I moved to Liverpool to take up my current position as Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology.
- Micro-CT in bone research (Invitation to Speak, British Institute of Radiology 2010)
- The development of novel anti-inflammatory compounds (Invitation to Speak, University of Sheffield 2010)
- Using transgenic animals as model systems in bone and joint research (Invitation to Speak, British Rheumatology Society 2010)
- The use of µCT in bone research (Invitation to Speak, International Bone Morphometry Society 2009)
- The role of nitric oxide in bone biology (Invitation to Speak, Astra Zeneca 2007)
- Bone morphometry (Invitation to Speak, European Calcified Tissue Sciety 2007)
- The endo-cannabinoid system and bone (Invitation to Speak, Novartis 2007)
- Career Enhancement Award (Competitive Fellowship, European Calcified Tissue Society 2006)
- Science system lead for the Musculoskeletal module, MBChB course.