I competed my BSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2008 I joined the Maternal Fetal Health Research Group in St Mary's Hospital as a Research Assistant and was involved in a number of projects including: Investigating the Role of Angiotensin and TGFB1 on Extravillous Cytotrophoblasts (Dr Clare Tower, funded by Stepping Stones Fellowship), Alcohol and Acetaldehyde on Early Placental Development (Dr Clare Tower, funded by the British Medical Association) and Targeted Delivery of Nanoparticle Payloads to the Placenta (Dr Lynda Harris, funded by the BBSRC Fellowship).
I graduated with my PhD at the University of Manchester in 2016, investigating the immunology and genetic regulators of labour using computational analysis to investigate the key biological networks and transcriptomic changes (funded by the Tommy’s The Baby Charity and The James Tudor Foundation). My postdoctoral research has involved microRNA research to identify mechanisms in placental dysfunction in stillbirth and fetal growth restriction (with Dr Rebecca L Jones, Dr Alexander Heazell and Dr Bernadette Baker). I am currently part of the Manchester Centre for Collaborative Inflammation Research investigating macrophage heterogeneity and adaption during chronic lung diseases (Wellcome Trust, Professor Tracy Hussell).