I am a Senior Lecturer within the Targeted Therapy Group.
I lead a programme of research developing radiotherapy and immunotherapy combinations for the treatment of cancer, with an emphasis on trying to understand how radiation can enhance anti-tumour immunity.
I contribute to the direction of other post-doctoral research projects within the lab.
I supervise a broad range of students from BSc pathology through to PhD.
I have a variety of additional roles incuding: Deputy Director and Tutorial Unit Lead for the MRes Oncology Programme; Academic Advisor, PBL tutor and PEP supervisor for the Manchester MBChB programme; lecturer on MSc Clinical Immunology, Genomic Medicine, and Cancer Biology & Radiotherapy Physics programmes; member of the Education Committee for the Division of Cancer Sciences; and committee member of the Manchester Immune Oncology Group.
Immunotherapy is currently the most exciting area in cancer research - so as a passionate cancer immunologist its a great time to engage with the public, inform them of the tremendous work that we do in Manchester and inspire the next generation of cancer researchers!
Recent activities include:
Manchester Museum for European Researchers’ Night: Science Uncovered (Sept 2018)
Manchester University Community Festival (June 2018)
Platform for Investigation, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (May 2018)
Manchester University School Science Fair (March 2018)
where we spread the word with our immunotherapy ballpool, taste test and cell balloons/badges!
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Member of Senior Management Team for Division of Cancer Sciences (Research Staff representative)
Research Staff Representative on Faculty Research Staff Forum
Member of Manchester Immuno-Oncology Group
MRes oncology programme committee member
British Society for Immunology
British Association for Cancer Research
European Association for Cancer research