My path into research is not a traditional one. I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a veterinary science degree and an intercalated Masters in Veterinary Parasitology, and then spent time working in small animal practice. In 2012, inspired to return to academic research by my Masters, I embarked on a PhD at the University of Liverpool. For my PhD thesis I studied the population genetics of liver fluke. I completed my PhD in 2016, and then worked on a BBSRC IPA project concentrating on liver fluke control by identifying snail habitats. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research associate on a BBSRC project to explore the genetic basis of triclabendazole resistance in liver fluke. I am developing a unique skill set combining my veterinary knowledge with parasitology skills and now 'omics technologies.
- Volunteer of the Year (University of Liverpool 2016)