I graduated in Veterinary Medicine (Royal Veterinary College), followed by a Dairy Internship at Michigan State University. Subsequently I worked in livestock practice in the West-Country, before working as a consultant at an international pharmaceutical company. During this time I completed a Diploma in Ruminant Nutrition (Harper Adams University) and a Masters in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (Royal Veterinary College).
I obtained my PhD at the University of Liverpool as part of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections in conjunction with Public Health England. In my thesis I appraised health datasets for their Lyme disease surveillance potential in the UK.
Current roles and professional status:
Lecturer in the Department of Livestock and One Health in the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences (IVES)
European Specialist in Veterinary Public Health (Population Medicine)
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Veterinary Public Health
Honorary epidemiologist at the UK Health Security Agency
IVES academic lead for Public Engagement