Aled is an Innovation Technologist based in the Healthcare Technology Centre. Aled has a background in Genetics and Reproductive Immunology with his PhD focusing on the function of innate receptors in the placenta. Since then he has worked as a Postdcoctoral Researcher at Swansea University Medical School with his research focusing on placental biology, innate immunity and adverse pregnancy outcomes. This has led to a long standing interest on the role of innate immunity in health and disease. His research also informs his teaching across the Medical Schools undergraduate programs.