Sue obtained a BSc in Physiology (1997) and a PhD in Renal Physiology (1980) from Manchester University. She then undertook postdoctoral research in renal physiology, in the University Departments of Physiology and Urology at Manchester, applying micropuncture techniques to study water and electrolyte reabsorption from the proximal renal tubule. In 1989, Sue joined the Placental Research Group in the Academic Unit of Child Health, St Mary’s Hospital, in Manchester. As Experimental /Senior Experimental Officer (1993-8), she established electrophysiology laboratories for microelectrode impalement and patch clamp studies of the human placenta in vitro and designed methods to measure placental amino acid transporter activity. Since her appointment to University Research Fellow in Child Health (1998), Sue has conducted research into the development and function of the human placenta in health and disease.
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Member of the Physiological Society
Member of IFPA (International Federation of Placenta Associations)