I am an epidemiologist with experience in working in infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology. My early work concerned aspects of child and maternal health; investigating the effects of obesity and maternal age on pregnancy outcome. I am experienced in various aspects of data analysis having conducted research with data from varying sources including Hospital Episode Statistics, ONS mortality data and routine infectious disease laboratory reports. I worked at Public Health England for a number of years, initially in the surveillance of HIV but moved to surveillance of gastrointestinal infections for the majority of the time, focusing mainly on surveillance of norovirus infections . My PhD was on understanding the epidemiology of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals. I currently work as a lecturer in health protection at the University of Liverpool. My current role also involves providing expertise in epidemiological analysis and scientific support for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working on various pathogens causing gastrointestinal disease. I am also involved in another project using large datasets and disease tracking.