Tel: + 44(0)121 204 3178
I joined the School of Life & Health Sciences in October 2016 as a Lecturer in Biochemistry, having spent the previous four years as a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Lincoln. Prior to that I spent nearly seven years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. I completed both my BSc and PhD at the University of Warwick.
PhD Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, 2006.
PGCE HE, University of Lincoln, 2016.
2016 – date: Lecturer in Biochemistry, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
2012 – 2016: Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln.
2009 – 2012: PDRA, University of Oxford with Prof. Anthony Watts and Dr Mark Wallace.
2006 – 2009: PDRA, University of Oxford with Prof. Stuart Ferguson, Prof. David Richardson (UEA) and Dr James Moir (York).
I teach across the breadth of life sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate but my main focus in within the area of biochemistry. I also supervise final year project students and provide academic and pastoral care to tutees. I am very involved in public engagement and outreach – please get in touch if you would like to know more.
I am module leader for BY2BC1 - Metabolism and BY3BC1 - Medical Biochemistry.
I am Programme Director for the BSc Biochemistry.
My research interests focus around membrane proteins and the lipid membranes in which they reside. I have experience of working with a range of membrane protein systems including receptors such as GPCRs, transporters and biogenesis systems. I use model lipid membranes to study proteins in their native environments and also to probe the effects of various compounds on the integrity of the membrane itself. For example, I have investigated the lipid-specific effects of antimicrobials and solvent on biological membranes. I have an ongoing collaboration with Green Biologics Ltd.
I am keen to collaborate on industrially-focussed projects as well as academic ones. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
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