I joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in 2013 and I am leading a programme of research that examines the immunology of chronic diseases such as cancer in the context of lifestyle and ageing. Prior to my position at the University of Bath, I undertook a PhD between 2007-2010 at the University of Birmingham, UK. My thesis covered topics related to exercise, immune function and ageing. Following my PhD, I remained in Birmingham to undertake three years of post-doctoral training in cancer immunology. During this time, my contributions furthered our understanding of the immune system, helping to establish novel therapeutic strategies for treating blood cancers, and facilitating work towards producing a prophylactic vaccine to prevent glandular fever and cancers caused by Epstein-Barr Virus.