I completed my doctorate in cardiac physiology at the University of Oxford then moved to a postdoctoral position at the University of Leicester to study the role of ion channels in regulating blood vessel contractility. While at Leicester I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to investigate the formation of signalling hubs focussed around ion channel proteins. I am currently a member of the Biochemistry Department at Liverpool where I teach on a number of undergraduate degree programmes and have continued my research into the cellular mechanisms that regulate contractility of blood vessel smooth muscle and control blood pressure/flow.
- Royal Society University Research Fellowship ( 2004)
- Deputy Head of Biochemistry (2015-present); Interim Head of Biochemistry (2017)
- External Examiner for BSc Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology), BSc Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) and BSc Medical Physiology at University of Leicester (2014 - present)
- External Examiner BHF MRes Programme in Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester (2017 - present)
- External examiner (PhD): University of Manchester (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014); UCL (2010); Leeds (2009); Cambridge (2007); Newcastle (2007)
- Institute Lead for Athena SWAN Charter (2012- present). We currently hold a Gold Departmental Award. Member of University Athena SWAN Steering Committee