I am a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering based in Newcastle University. My training is in biomedical engineering and my research interests focus on biological surfaces. In particular I am working on the the role of surfaces in diseases such as cancer and arthritis as well as the exploitation of surface processes to create new biomaterials. I try and spend most of my days in the laboratory running experiments. When I’m not in the lab, I’m teaching, writing proposals, and writing papers.
Both of my postdoc positions were in biophysics, one in the USA at Sandia National Laboratories, the other at Cambridge University. My PhD thesis focussed on the surface assembly of small biomolecules relevant to the origins of life on Earth and was undertaken at the University of St-Andrews in Scotland. As an undergraduate I studied for a bachelor of engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Queen Mary, London University. I am originally from London.