My research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the response to stress and how this may lead to depression and anxiety. I serve on Council for the British Association for Psychopharmacology. I also sit on the Education and Training Committee and Animal Welfare and In Vivo Pharmacology Group of the British Pharmacological Society. At the University of Bath I am a Public Engagement Advocate and support innovative ways to increase engagement with research. I also work with Understanding Animal Research to promote the importance of being open about animal research in the development of medicines.