I aim to improve people's health and livelihoods by developing novel, safe insect pest control technologies. I focus on insects that transmit disease (particularly neglected tropical diseases) and agricultural pests. I am a medical & molecular entomologist with overlapping collaborative interests in host-parasite / host-bacterial interactions, bacterial symbionts of insects, RNA interference, parasitology, innate immunology, molecular microbiology and the exploitation of microbes and insects to support medical advances and food security.
I am a lecturer in the Institute of Life Science in the Medical School, and coordinate teaching modules in infectious disease, parasitology and genetic analysis.
I am a 2015 Welsh Cruciblee. My work is applied and inter-disciplinary, and I welcome new collaborations including those with social scientists, climate modellers, lighting engineers and ecologists.