I am a Principal Lecturer in Haematology and Course Leader for the IBMS accredited BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme. My area of specialist academic interest focuses on the haematological malignancies and the molecular mechanisms underpinning their behaviour. Pedagogically I am interested in student-centred learning approaches in Higher Education and I am currently conducting research in this area. I also have a professional interest in technology enhanced learning. Previously I led the MSc Biomedical Science programme and was Deputy Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science. I am co-author of the popular Oxford University Press textbook Fundamentals of Biomedical Science: Haematology and have authored chapters in the companion Structure and Function text. I am an experienced external examiner and am actively involved in quality processes within the university. I am a member of the IBMS Haematology Advisory Panel and an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and I am a chartered scientist.

Research interests

Comparative cellular and molecular studies of Primary Central Nervous System lymphoma and metastatic lymphoma of the brain. The identification of tumour invasion patterns and candidate adhesion molecules facilitating tissue invasion using malignant lymphocytes derived from central nervous and peripheral blood tissues. Microspheroid cell culture techniques, immunocytochemistry and laser capture microdissection are some of the techniques available for these investigations.