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Research interests

I am a molecular microbiologist experienced in bacterial genetics and genomics. My research interests are in how bacteria interact with each-other in their environment, and how certain species dominate and eliminate competitors. My current active projects are focused on the microbial contamination of the environment, sustainable resource use and the development of antimicrobial resistance in the natural environment. 

I have published work in the fields of antibiotic discovery, antibiotic resistance, bacterial genomics and the development of alternatives to antimicrobials in animal feeds.  I have worked as a BBSRC post doctoral researcher at Cardiff University, and obtained my PhD at Imperial College London.

 

Teaching interests

I am module leader for 'Microorganisms and Disease' and 'Forensic Biology and Microbiology' in Year 2, and Global Challenges in Infectious Disease module in Year 3.  I run final year student projects with a focus on microbiology.  I contribute to teaching on other modules in areas such as genetics, statistics and skills learning. 

I undertake continuous improvment and action research in all of my teaching, with a particular emphasis on laboratory skills development and inclusive curriculum design.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

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