I graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in physics in 2006. I then continued on to a PhD in photon physics supervised by Dr Mark Dickinson in the Photon Science Institute. My PhD centred around various applications of a non-invasive biological imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT). I'm currently a post-doctoral research associate in the systemic sclerosis research group, which comes under the umbrella of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research. I split my time between University Main Campus (Stopford Building) and Salford Royal Hospital.
From August 2013 until March 2014 I co-ordinated the ESOS study into early diffuse scleroderma.
I am currently (2015-2018) working on an Arthritis Research UK-funded project developing a mobile phone app (and associated image analysis techniques) for patient-centred photographic monitoring of Raynaud's phenomenon (a circulatory disorder involving temproary interruption of the blood supply to the hands/feet/extremities). This is based in the Centre for Imaging Science, working with Professor Chris Taylor.
MPhys (Hons.) Physics 2006 - The University of Manchester
PhD. Photon Physics 2011 - The University of Manchester