I am originally from county Durham, in the North East of England. I obtained my undergraduate and Master's degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Birmigham. It was here, where I first developed an interest in the cellular responses to hypoxia. I came to Dundee in 2013 to start the MRC-4 year PhD programme and conducted my second rotation project in the Rocha Lab, where I investigated changes in chromatin in hypoxia. I have returned to the Rocha Lab to conduct my PhD work.
Outside the lab, I spend most of my spare time playing football and cricket, as well as supporting the mighty Newcastle United and socialising with friends.