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PhD Student, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Robert is a final year PhD student at the University of Cambridge, using genomics to analyse whole genome sequences of bacteria that cause serious disease. He is interested in translational research, focusing on infectious diseases and bacterial evolution across time and space, as well as how communicating science impacts policy and public perception. He is also passionate about widening participation, especially in postgraduate research.


  • 2018–present
    PhD Student, University of Cambridge


  • 2018 
    Swansea University, BSc Biology With A Year In Industry


  • 2021
    Spatiotemporal persistence of multiple, diverse clades and toxins of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Nature Communications
  • 2020
    The Evolution of Microbial Defence Systems Against Antimicrobial Agents, Antimicrobial Resistance

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    MRC DTP Studentship
    PhD Student
    Funding Source:
    Medical Research Council