I am a Wellcome Trust funded ECAT Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and joined the group in August 2016. My work focuses on the functional and mutagenic implications of ribonucleotides (RNA) incorporated into DNA, and is split between the Taylor and Jackson groups at the IGMM. You can watch a 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) summary of my work here.
I also lead the DIVERGE (Diversity in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Genomes) consortium, which aims to improve our understanding of RSV genomic variability in the run up to the introduction of a widespread immunisation program.
Prior to joining the group, I was a Paediatric Registrar in South East Scotland, working mainly in Neonatal Intensive Care. My previous work includes research in neonatology, international child health and human evolution. [more]
I hold a BA (1st class) in Archaeology and Anthropology from St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, and a medical degree (MB BChir, with Distinction) from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.