Since qualifying as a nurse in 1999 I have worked in a variety of settings including A&E, the LSTM Well Travelled Clinic and more recently at the Oxford Vaccine Group where I was a senior research nurse with particular interest in human challenge studies with typhoid/paratyphoid. Other vaccine trial experience includes Ebola, RSV, Hep B, Meningitis B and, in 2020, the Oxford Covid vaccine.
I moved to LSTM in 2021 and after a brief stint with the Accelerator Research Clinic I moved into my current role coordinating a study looking into the transmission of AMR in Liverpool health and care settings. My overseas experience includes work in Lesotho and in Liberia, both post-war and during the ebola outbreak. I completed the CTCM&H at LSTM in 2003 and in 2019 completed an MPH at the University of Liverpool with a dissertation looking at access to pre-travel healthcare and perceptions of risk in VFR travellers.
Current project is looking at tracking antimicrobial resistance across care settings in Liverpool - TRACS.