I am a postdoctoral research fellow working for Dr Barry McColl in the UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on the role played by microglial cells and the immune system in the progression and pathogenesis of dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. I completed my PhD at The University of Manchester where I studied the regulation of interleukin-1 and the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in neurodegeneration. I am passionate about public engagement and science communication, co-founding a project aiming to increase public understanding of science called Have You Heard?. Outside of my work I am a keen hiker/fell runner/mountaineer and I like to get myself on a squash court or a football pitch!
- 2022 –Best postdoc presentation – A Cell for All Seasons: Macrophages in Health and Disease
- 2021 – Shortlisted for CMVM Student Supervision and Support Award
- 2019 SULSA ECR Prize in Understanding & Treating Disease (Winner)
- Selected to attend 68th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
- FBMH Postgraduate Student of the Year 2017 (Winner)
Please contact me for any enquiries regarding collaboration, public engagement or science communication.