I obtained my Honours degree in Physiology from the University of Otago, in New Zealand, in 2004. In 2005, I moved to the UK to carry out PhD studies with Professor Susan Ozanne at the University of Cambridge. Following a post-doctoral position with Professor Jonathan Seckl at the University of Edinburgh, I moved to the University of Manchester in 2011, and am currently a British Heart Foundation funded Intermediate Research Fellow in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre.
Our research aims to better understand how maternal health and disease impact upon the development and function of the placenta, the key organ that regulates fetal growth. A major aim is to develop rational intervention strategies to improve outcomes for both mother and baby in complicated pregnancies, using a range of models to study the biology of cellular signalling pathways through to whole body physiology.
BSc (Hons) Physiology, University of Otago, 2000-2004
PhD, University of Cambridge, 2005-2008
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Society for Endocrinology (UK)
The Physiological Society (UK)
The Endocrine Society (USA)
The British Society for Neuroendocrinology