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.
I am currently a Tenure Track Fellow in the Department of Livestock and One Health in the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences. I am also a Resident of the European College of Veterinary Public Health.