My research focuses on host-pathogen interactions with medical devices. I am particularly intersted in P. aeruginosa, contact lens related infections and chronic wound infections. I am currently working on wound care in diabetic foot infections and a rapid point of care diagnostic to identify bacterial infections.
I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield and then went on to do a PhD in Pseudomonas aeruginosa molecular biology at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College.
I then moved to the University of Manchester to look at the effect of multi-purpose contact lens disinfecting solutions on tear proteins structure and function extracted from worn contact lenses. Since then I have worked in wound care on the effect of antibiotics released from a calcium sulfate void filling medical device on biofilms established in a collagen wound model.
I am currently a research fellow in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry.