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Senior Research Associate, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Since completion of my PhD in 1999 I have undertaken postdoctoral research roles at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, the Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in Cambridge and the BBSRC Institute of Food Research in Norwich. I joined the Norwich Medical School at UEA as a Senior Research Associate in 2007, working with Professor Fairweather-Tait on selenium and prostate cancer research and subsequently joined Professor Colin Cooper's research team in 2012 to pursue research on biomarkers of prostate cancer.

One aim of the prostate cancer research group is to develop a test to distinguish between non-aggressive and aggressive prostate cancer. We are interested in the role of bacterial infection in prostate cancer, identifying bacteria associated with more rapid progression to aggressive disease. Also, investigating the potential mechanisms of action of the bacteria and potential treatment options.


  • –present
    Senior research associate, University of East Anglia
  • 2002–2007
    Postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Food Research
  • 2001–2002
    Postdoctoral research associate, The Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • 1999–2000
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.


  • 1999 
    University of East Anglia, UK, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Central Lancashire, UK, BSc (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Microbiology Society