I am a genomic scientist specialising in human inherited and acquired diseases. Following a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology at UMIST, I trained as a Clinical Scientist in Molecular Genetics at St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester. I became a HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist and obtained an MSc (by research) from Manchester Metropolitan University.
I later moved to Liverpool Women’s Hospital where I spent much of my career, leading a group of scientists and genetic technologists in providing diagnostic services for rare disorders. I undertook a PhD at the University of Liverpool, applying next generation sequencing to detection of genomic structural variation for genetic diagnosis of rare disorders.
I have been employed at the University of Liverpool since 2016, initially working on translational genomics projects in Liverpool Health Genomics Laboratory with research groups interested in acute pancreatitis and uveal melanoma prognostication. I then covered maternity leave for the Centre for Genomic Research Business Development Manager.
My current position is Research Impact Officer in the Institute of Integrative Biology Research. Based in the Research Hub, I am working with key academics to promote, characterise, quantify and evidence the impact of IIB’s research beyond academia.