Education and Career History

2010-2013:  BSc Human Biology, University of Birmingham

2013-2015: MSc Medical Microbiology (part-time), University of Manchester

2014-2015: Medical Laboratory Assistant, Mycology Reference Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM)

Roles included identification and susceptibility testing of fungi and research study investigating the antifungal effect of SurgihoneyTM

2015-2017: Research Assistant, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Research project investigating the microbial colonisation in preterm infant gut by 16S rRNA gene community profiling

2017-present: PhD student, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Current work

My PhD project is part-funded by GSK and is involved in establishing in vitro plaque biofilm models and testing community composition dynamics in response to glycan-active compounds. This project is supervised by Dr Graham Stafford and Dr Joey Shepherd, as well as Dr John Pratten (GSK) and Dr David Bradshaw (GSK). The project is also in collaboration with Prof William Wade (QMUL).