As a lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Programme for Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine in the School of Medicine I support the development, delivery and quality management of the curriculum.
My research career to date has largely been dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms within the extracellular matrix which underpin the age related changes in mechanical properties of elastic tissues such as the cardiovascular system, and more recently, the skin.
Currently I am a lecturer and Programme Director on the MSc Programme for Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine; a distance learning course for full time clinicians. My reasearch focusses on the extracellular matrix and its effect on the mechanical properties of skin with age and ethnicity. I have also been supported by the British Heart Foundation to investigate the molecular mechanisms which contribute to the contracile dysfunction of the heart during the progression to heart failure
Prior to this post I was working under the auspices of VSO as a biochemistry lecturer in the University of Malawi Medical School (Feb 2000-Oct 2001).
I completed my PhD in Biochemistry in 1999 at the University of Manchester and investigated the mechanisms of collagen fibrillogenesis during development.
BSc (Hons) in Anatomical Sciences
PhD, University of Manchester. Collagen Fibrillogenesis during Tendon Morphogenesis.