I studied for my BSc in Biomedical Science at Bangor University, and become a HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist in 2010. Further to this, I completed my PhD in the field of Cancer Research at Bangor University, investigating molecular mechanisms of the eukaryotic cell cycle. Using the model organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe,my research focussed on elucidating the roles of novel variants of the S-phase effector kinase, Cds1Chk2. During this time I also lectured on the Biomedical Science and Medical Science BSc degree programmes at Bangor University, and successfully achieved Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy.
In 2016 I moved to Swansea University Medical School and began my position as a Lecturer and Deputy Admissions Tutor for the Applied Medical Sciences and Applied Medical Sciences with Foundation Year BSc degree programmes. In my teaching and learning practice, I have a particular interest in the use of digital media in education, and science communication. I am part of the SUMS Athena SWAN group, the organisation team for Soapbox Science, and I am a board member for Oriel Science