I am a lecturer within the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University, teaching across the undergraduate programme. I am admissions tutor, personal tutor and final year project supervisor.
Prior to my lectureship, I undertook a Health and Care Research Wales Fellow working in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI). My fellowship is focused on exploring computerised cognitive training (brain training) for people with Huntington's disease.
I have molecular background and completed my BSc Hons in Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience and Huntington’s disease. My research has a strong translational element. I am also interested in the implications that my work has for other diseases and disorders of the brain as well as the ethical, moral and societal issues associated with my work.
I am a keen public speaker and believe that public understanding and engagement in research is essential. I relish opportunities to tell the general public more and get them involved in my research. I am a STEM ambassador and can often be found at public engagement and outreach events. I am a keen science communicator and have published several communication pieces, in addition to my primary research.