My PhD was focused on developing a database of amyloid mutations and an algorithm, utilizing machine learning, to predict mutations causing amyloid formation in proteins.
This research built on my Masters degree, which focussed on ageing and specifically Alzheimer's disease, protein signaling and tau protein, again utilising bioinformatic tools to predict additional functions for tau.
I am a qualified teacher, having taught in secondary and international schools in Science, PSHE, SRE and Citizenship. Currently I am Head of Foundation Year Science at Keele University and I lecture in the School of Computing in Bioinformatics.
My current research interests, in addition to continuing my research mentioned above, include the experiences of students transitioning to HE, student mental health and experiences of females in STEM, specifically within Computer Science and the training and skills requirements needed to address the 4th industrial revolution.
I am also a councillor and sit on the Economic Development and Enterprise Scrutiny Committee and the Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee. I am school governor and sit on the executive of a local NGO addressing period poverty.