School of Life & Health Sciences
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2015—2016: PGCert Higher Education and Professional Practice, Wolverhampton University
2008—2012: PhD Immunology, MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, University of Birmingham
2005—2008: BSc Biomedical Sciences, Keele University
2016—present: Lecturer in Immunology, Aston University
2015—2016: Lecturer in Immunology, Wolverhampton University
2013—2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford University
My laboratory focuses on the immunosuppressive nature of the tumour microenvironment. This environment heavily favours tumour survival and growth as it prevents the immune system from effectively identifying and killing cancer cells. We are currently focused on a type of brain tumour called Glioblastoma Multiforme, as the immune system is significantly impaired in patients with these tumours and survival rates are extremely poor. Ultimately, the aim is to identify immunosuppressive pathways utilised by these tumours so that they can be targeted to promote tumour killing.
We utilise a multidisciplinary approach encompassing mass spectrometry, cell culture, flow cytometry and molecular genetics. We currently collaborate with Dr. Andrew Devitt (Aston) and Professor Tracy Warr (Wolverhampton) on these studies.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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