20142022

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Research interests

I am a molecular microbiologist experienced in bacterial genetics and genomics. My reearch 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 development of antimicrobials, sustainable resource use and the impact of contamination on the development of antimicrobial resistance in the natural environment. 

Before moving to the University of South Wales I undertook a BBSRC funded Research Associate position at Cardiff University exploring the antimicrobial activity and population biology of Burkholderia bacteria from the Cystic Fibrosis lung. I obtained my PhD from Imperial College London with a thesis on the Type Six Secretion Systems of the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

 

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. 

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

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