Reader in Biomedical Sciences, University of Hull

I am a Reader in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull. I have a BSc Genetics from University of Aberyswyth and a PhD from the University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff. I then worked at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow and started my own research group at King's College London.

I am interested in identifying antigens as targets for immunotherapy (where the immune system is stimulated to kill diseased cells) but we have also realised that disease-specific proteins can provide insights into the biology of disease and biomarkers for disease stage and survival.

Currently we are looking for antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of adult B-cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia, colon and ovarian cancer, as well as endometriosis and sarcoidosis. We believe these same proteins can act as biomarkers for disease and provide new insights into the biology underlying these difficult to treat diseases.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Reader in Biomedical Sciences, University of Hull
  • 2010–2016
    Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bedfordshire
  • 2008–2010
    Senior Research Fellow, Southampton University NHS Trust
  • 1999–2008
    Senior Research Fellow, King's College London
  • 1995–1999
    Research Fellow, University of Toronto

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Hull, SFHEA
  • 2012 
    University of Bedforshire, FHEA
  • 1995 
    University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, PhD
  • 1991 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, BSc

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Biology (FRSB)