I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010 with a 1st BSc (Hons) in Genetics. I then completed an MRes in Molecular Oncology, graduating in 2011 with a distinction. Following graduation, I began working as a Research Technician within the Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour department at the University of Liverpool where my work focused on the evolutionary genetics of industrial melanism in the peppered moth.
Upon completion of this role, I decided to take a gap year and spent the next 18 months travelling. In 2014 I returned to the UK and took up the position of Research Technician within the Vector Biology department where I am currently working on several different projects. I am responsible for carrying out molecular work on tsetse flies collected in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC and looking for the presence/absence of trypanosomes and bloodmeal analysis.