I gained my PhD in 2006 specialising in mitochondrial genetics of cancer, however since then has worked in the field of diabetes research. I joined the Diabetes Research Group in 2007, where my research has focused on investigating the links between Type 2 diabetes and obesity, and their associated comorbidities. The Diabetes Group now has its own unit based in the Grove Building and our research sits with the College “Biomarkers and Genes” Theme. I focus on Type 2 diabetes associated-obesity and the identification of molecular biomarkers for the association with specific cardiovascular comorbidities as well as having interests in bariatric surgery and weight loss. Aside from Type 2 diabetes research, I also collaborate in the field of retinopathy and the mechanisms behind its progression. I am a Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and teach on the Genetics and Medical Genetics BSc degree schemes in the Medical School, as well as contributing to Sports Science BSc degree (College of Engineering) and several modules on the Graduate Entry Medical Degree scheme.