I obtained my undergraduate MBBS Medicine and Surgery degree from Newcastle University, graduating in 2013. Following this I completed foundation medical training in Greater Manchester before moving to Melbourne, Australia, to work in acute medicine and healthcare public health. I also have an MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences and a Master of Public Health MPH, awarded in 2012 and 2017 respectively. I am now a Specialty Registrar in Public Health, training in the Cheshire and Merseyside region. As part of my training I have worked in local government, and for Public Health England and NHS England.
I am presently completing a two-year Clinical Lecturer post with the Centre for Snakebite Research and Intervention at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Along with multi-disciplinary colleagues in Liverpool, Kenya, Nigeria, and Eswatini I am working on pilot research projects to determine the epidemiological and socioeconomic burden of snakebite, and to trial the implementation of a snakebite emergency response system and community education programme. Alongside this, I am supporting the development and implementation of clinical observational studies for snakebite to aid species-specific diagnosis and clinical management. I am passionate about advocacy and capacity strengthening in global public health.
I have experience in teaching and supervision of medical undergraduate and postgraduate students, and I am also a Member of the Faculty of Public Health.