Research: I currently help to lead a team of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students working on a variety of projects predominantly involving the role of pathogens in the aetiology and progression of cancer. This encompasses basic science, and the identification and evaluation of new diagnostic/prognostic markers. Recent work has also focussed around the generation and testing of new cancer therapeutics.
Widening Participation: I represent the University of Manchester on the national Realising Opportunities Academic Advisory Board for Science and Medicine and I am one of 3 national moderators for the Realising Opprtunities Scheme. The scheme has been adopted by UK Russel Group Universities and is aimed at fair access to University for all students. This is complemented by my ongoing role as an Academic Tutor for the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) and member of the University MAP Academic Advisory Team.
Athena SWAN: Athena SWAN Connittee Chair and co-Lead for AS in the School of Medical Sciences , Academic Lead for University of Manchester Athena SWA, Athena SWAN Panel Chair and Member, Equality Challenge Unit, London
Teaching:Undergraduate: MBChB Year 1 and 2 - Portfolio group tutor, Yr2 PEP supervisor and Yrs 1 and 2 tutor for Professional and Personal Development. Year 4 APEP supervisor. Overseas UG Placement supervisor. Postgraduate: PhD and MRes supervisor, advisor and examiner. DClinSci Supervisor (part of HSST)
School of Medical Sciences Athena Champion/Academic Lead for Health and Safety. Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences Academic Lead for Health and Safety